We have a work programme to change our plans:

Regional Policy Statement (RPS): a framework for how we manage natural and physical resources in an integrated way across our Region. 

Natural Resources Plan (NRP): an integrated plan for our coast, land, water and air. 

The changes to our plans will focus on implementing new national direction, the Wellington Regional Growth Framework, and Whaitua recommendations.

Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region

Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) has prepared Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement to make changes to the Regional Policy Statement to account for new national direction and to address resource management issues in the Wellington Region. 

Submissions closed at 5pm on 14 October 2022.

Find out more about Proposed RPS Change 1

Upcoming plan change work programme

Operative Natural Resources Plan finalised

Late 2022

Propose Change 1 Regional Policy Statement Further Submissions

Late 2022-

Early 2023

Propose Change 1 Regional Policy Statement Hearing  


Public notification of first set of NRP plan changes (NRP Plan Change 1, NRP Plan Change 2, NRP Plan Change 3)

Late 2023

Public notification of second set of NRP plan changes and RPS Change 2

End of 2024

 How we’ll do it

You’ll have the opportunity to make submissions (provide feedback) on the changes we’re proposing.  Our plans are: 

  • Regional Policy Statement (RPS): Submissions were open in August 2022.
  • NRP Resources Plan (NRP): Submissions will be open in Late-2023.

We’ll update these pages with information on how to make a submission, and with links to the online submission forms. 

More information

Find out more about changes to provisions in the Regional Policy Statement.

Find out more about Natural Resource Plan changes.

If you have further questions, or if you’d like to be informed when the changes are notified and the submission periods opens, please contact the Environmental Policy team at regionalplan@gw.govt.nz

Updated September 14, 2023 at 9:39 AM

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