RPS online

Use the navigation panel at right or the links below to find specific sections of the Regional Policy Statement for Taranaki.


Part A — Introduction and background

1. Introduction

2. The Taranaki region — the people, the place

3. Statutory and planning framework

Part B — Resource management issues of significance

4. Use and development of resources

5. Land and soil
5.1 Protecting our soil from accelerated erosion
5.2 Maintaining healthy soils
5.3 Managing the effects of hazardous substances and contaminated sites

6. Fresh water
6.1 Sustainable allocation of surface water resources
6.2 Maintaining and enhancing the quality of water in our rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands
6.3 Maintaining groundwater flows and quality at sustainable levels
6.4 Protecting the natural character of wetlands
6.5 Managing land drainage and associated diversion of water
6.6 Managing effects associated with the use of and disturbances to river and lake beds
6.7 Maintaining and enhancing public access to and along rivers and lakes

7. Air and climate change
7.1 Maintaining air quality
7.2 Responding to the effects of climate change

8. Coastal environment
8.1 Protecting the natural character of our coast
8.2 Maintaining and enhancing coastal water quality
8.3 Maintaining and enhancing public access to and along the coastal environment

9. Indigenous biodiversity
9.1 Maintaining and enhancing indigenous biodiversity

10. Natural features and landscapes, historic heritage and amenity value
10.1 Protecting our outstanding and important natural features and landscapes
10.2 Protecting our historic heritage
10.3 Maintaining and enhancing amenity values

11. Natural hazards
11.1 Reducing the risks to the community from natural hazards

12. Waste management
12.1 Minimising waste and managing its disposal

13. Minerals
13.1 Recognising and providing for appropriate use and development of minerals

14. Energy
14.1 Sustainably managing energy

15. The built environment
15.1 Promoting sustainable urban development
15.2 Providing for regionally significant infrastructure

Part C — Resource management issues of significance to iwi

16. Statement of resource management issues of significance to iwi authorities
16.1 Taking into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

16.2 Recognising kaitiakitanga
16.3 Recognising and providing for the relationship of Maori with ancestral lands, water, sites, wahi tapu and other taonga
16.4 Recognising the cultural and spiritual values of tangata whenua in resource management processes

Part D — Administrative procedures

17 Administrative procedures
17.1 Integrated management and cross boundary processes

17.2 Monitoring
17.3 Review of the Regional Policy Statement

Glossary of terms

Appendix I: River and stream catchments of high quality or high value for their natural, ecological and amenity values
Appendix II: High quality or high value areas of the coastal environment
Appendix III: Treaty of Waitangi
Appendix IV: Statutory acknowledgements
Appendix IVA: Ngati Ruanui statutory acknowledgements
Appendix IVB: Ngati Tama statutory acknowledgements
Appendix IVC: Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi statutory acknowledgements
Appendix IVD: Ngāti Mutunga statutory acknowledgements