Coastal Plan review

The Taranaki Regional Council is reviewing its Coastal Plan, which is the ‘rule book’ governing the use, development and protection of what’s known as the Coastal Marine Area.

The review is an opportunity to make a great place even better. While the region’s coast is largely unmodified with good coastal water quality, the Council is keen for improvements to keep Taranaki ahead of the field. We are confident the community shares this ambition.

A major aim of the review is to find the most practical and cost-effective ways for the region to make progress. After many years of detailed research and analysis, and engagement with iwi, coastal users, industry and others, the Council has drafted a new Coastal Plan before formally notifying and consulting on a Proposed Coastal Plan.

The Draft Plan largely continues the existing coastal management regime but with a number of important changes, particularly to bring it in line with the Government’s revised New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement.

On this page you'll find links to the Draft Plan, a background and summary document, and various technical papers. Informal feedback on the Draft Plan has now closed and a formal consultation process will take place later in 2017.