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Wairau Awatere Resource Management Plan

Wairau/Awatere Resource Management Plan CoverThe purpose of the Wairau/Awatere Resource Management Plan is to promote the sustainable management of the natural and physical resources of the Wairau/Awatere area including the coastal environment. The Plan is a combined plan containing the regional, regional coastal and district plans for the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. The Plan sets out the objectives and policies and methods, including rules, to resolve issues and to promote the sustainable management of the Wairau/Awatere area.

Plan Status and Changes

The Plan was made operative in part on 9 March 2009. The Regional Coastal, Regional and District Plan became operative in full on 25 August 2011.

From time to time the Council also puts forward proposals to change its resource management plan. The variations and proposed plan changes can be viewed on the Plan Changes page.

Plan Content

The proposed Wairau/Awatere Resource Management Plan comprises three volumes:

Volume One

Contains the introduction to the Plan, which incorporates information requirements for resource consent applications, cross boundary matters and monitoring. Volume One contains the issues to be addressed by the Plan as a whole, the objectives, policies and methods to be used in promoting sustainable management of the natural and physical resources of the Wairau/Awatere and the environmental results anticipated from their implementation.

Volume Two

Sets out the rules to achieve the objectives, policies and methods including assessment criteria for those activities which require resource consents. Volume Two also contains the interpretation section which defines the words, terms and phrases used in the Plan.

Volume Three

Contains the planning maps for the Wairau/Awatere Resource Management Plan, which are an integral part of the Plan in that they establish graphically the areas to which the rules set out in Volume Two apply.

Review of the Wairau Awatere Resource Management Plan

The Plan is currently under review.  For more information see Review of Resource Management Documents.

How Can I Purchase A Printed Copy?

Printed copies of the Marlborough Regional Policy Statement can be purchased. To order see How to get the Plans.


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