Resource Management Act: RMA Link: Topics: Details

The RMAlink project aims to make community participation in all Resource Management Act processes more straightforward and less time-consuming. More effective participation from those with a concern for the environment will contribute towards improving environmental outcomes nationwide.

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Wellington Community Network
Subject Coastal & Marine

Text NZ Coastal Policy Statement

The purpose of the NZ Coastal Policy Statement is to achieve sustainable management of the coastal environment. It is a statement of nationwide policies that guides the development of regional policies, regional coastal plans, and the provisions of district plans that relate to the coastal environment. Sections 56-58 of the RMA outline requirements for the NZCPS.

The current coastal policy statement has now been in place for 10 years. An independent assessment was recently commissioned by the Department of Conservation. The assessment was a review of the effectiveness of the NZCPS. A decision has not yet been made as to whether the entire NZCPS should be reviewed. More information on this can be found on the DOC website.



DOC (1994) New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 1994.
Department of Conservation, Wellington. 26p ISBN 0 478 015895
Available at public libraries, or online at

Journal Articles

Rosier, J. (2005) NZ Coastal Policy Statement Review
Planning Quarterly, March 2005 p26-28
Summary of the findings of the independent review, and lessons learned