Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan

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Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan

The purpose of the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan is to promote the sustainable management of the natural and physical resources of the Marlborough Sounds area including the coastal environment. The Plan is a combined Plan containing the regional, regional coastal and district plans for the Marlborough Sounds area. The Plan sets out the objectives and policies and methods, including rules for the Marlborough Sounds area.

Plan Status

The Plan was made operative in parts on 28 February 2003 and on 28 March 2003. The Regional Coastal, Regional and District Plan became operative in full on 25 August 2011.

Plan Content

The Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan is comprised of three volumes:

Review of Marlborough Sounds 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.

Go to How to get the Plans

  • Marlborough Sounds Plan Changes

    From time to time the Council also puts forward proposal plan changes to its resource management plan. The variations and proposed changes can be viewed in this section.

  • Volume 1

    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.

  • Volume 2

    Sets out the rules to achieve the objectives, policies and methods including the assessment criteria for those activities subjected to resource consents. Also contains the interpretation section.

  • Volume 3

    Contains the planning maps for the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan.