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.
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.
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:
How can I purchase a printed copy?
Printed copies of the Marlborough Regional Policy Statement can be purchased.
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 One contains the issues, objectives, policies and methods to be addressed by the Plan as a whole.
Sets out the rules to achieve the objectives, policies and methods including the assessment criteria for those activities subjected to resource consents.
Contains the planning maps for the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan.