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Proposed Natural Resources Plan

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Proposed Natural Resources Plan

Updated 12 August 2019 11:56am

Portal

The PNRP portal contains hearing and appeals information, including all notices of appeal and section 274 notices.

Please click here to access the portal

If you have any access problems, please contact the hearings advisor at regionalplan@gw.govt.nz

Public Notice of Decisions on Submissions

In accordance with Clauses 10 and 11 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Wellington Regional Council gave notice on 31 July 2019 that it has made its decisions on the provisions and matters raised in submissions on the proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region.

From the date of the public notice (31 July 2019) the proposed Natural Resources Plan is amended in accordance with those decisions (decisions version).

Public Notice

Submitter List and address for service

Further Submitter List and address for service

Decision documents

Full copies of the decisions are available for viewing at all public libraries throughout the Wellington Region, and the offices of the Wellington Regional Council at:

  • Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington
  • 15 Walter Street, Te Aro, Wellington
  • 1056 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
  • Level 4, Department Building, 35-37 Chapel Street, Masterton

Decisions on Submission to the Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region - Part 1

Decisions on Submission to the Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region - Part 2

Summary Table of Decisions by Hearing Stream - Appendix C - Part 1

Summary Table of Decisions by Hearing Stream - Appendix C - Part 2

Proposed Natural Resources Plan - Decisions Version (Track Changed) - Part 1

Proposed Natural Resources Plan - Decisions Version (Track Changed) - Part 2

Appeals

Any person who made a submission on the proposed Natural Resources Plan may appeal the Council’s decisions to the Environment Court. Please note that you may only appeal on a provision or a matter in the decisions if you referred to the relevant provision or matter in your submission. An appeal cannot seek the withdrawal of the proposed Natural Resources Plan as a whole.

Court directions

The Environment Court has issued waivers and directions in respect of the filing and service of appeals and section 274 notices (refer Re Wellington Regional Council [2019] NZEnvC 126 dated 26 July 2019). A copy of the Environment Court directions are available here.

See EnvCourt Decision dated 26 July 2019

Any appeal to the Environment Court must be in the prescribed form and lodged with the Environment Court in Wellington by 5pm, 18 September 2019. The appeal must be served in accordance with the Court's directions. All notices of appeal will be posted in full on the Portal.

Any section 274 notice to join an appeal must be in the prescribed form and lodged with the Environment Court in Wellington by 5pm, 9 October 2019. The notice must also be served in accordance with the Court's directions. All section 274 notices will be posted in full on the Portal.

Access further information on the appeals process.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for participating in this process. We appreciate the time and effort you have spent providing valuable input into the proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region.

Key timeframes to note
  • Any notice of appeal must be lodged by 5pm Wednesday 18 September 2019, and
  • Any section 274 notice to be lodged by 5pm Wednesday 9 October 2019
PNRP plan provisions

The PNRP plan provisions can be found on the link below:

SDR Database - use this to search submission points, further submission points, and provisions on the PNRP. This remains up to date and allows you to search for your submitter name or number.

Index of Decision Table

Hearing Stream

Decision #

Hearing Topic

All

1

Introduction, procedural matters and decision format.

4

Objectives.

1

2

Consultation and Section 32 Reports.

3

Plan structure, philosophy and general approach.

5

Beneficial use and development.

6

Areas and sites with significant mana whenua values.

2

7

Air quality management.

8

Land use in riparian margins and stock access to water bodies.

8

Soil conservation.

3

9

Water allocation.

10

Natural form and function.

4

11

Water quality / Discharges to water.

5

12

Beds of lakes and rivers.

11

Discharges to land.

13

Wetlands and biodiversity.

6

14

Coastal management.

15

Natural hazards.

16

Significant historic heritage values.

11

Contaminated land and hazardous substances.

11

Community drinking water supply protection areas.