Strategy, policy & plans

These core documents set out the Council's strategic direction and its policies and rules under the Resource Management Act, Biosecurity Act and Local Government Act.

Long-Term Plan 2015/2025

The Long-Term Plan sets out the Council's strategy, programmes and budgets in detail for the coming three years and in broad outline for a further seven years.
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Regional Policy Statement

The Regional Policy Statement for Taranaki provides an overview of the region's resource management issues. It sets out high-level policy that must be reflected by all four Taranak...
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Regional Fresh Water Plan

The Regional Fresh Water Plan promotes sustainable management of the region's freshwater resources by applying rules and conditions to various activities. The Plan is currently und...
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Regional Soil Plan

The Regional Soil Plan addresses soil loss and soil health issues largely by non-regulatory methods, though there are limited rules. The Plan is currently under review.
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Regional Coastal Plan

The Regional Coastal Plan promotes sustainable management of natural and physical resources in the coastal marine areas and includes legally enforceable rules. The Plan is currentl...
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Regional Air Quality Plan

Air quality in Taranaki is of a high natural standard and the Regional Air Quality Plan for Taranaki sets out policies and rules to keep it that way.
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Biodiversity Strategy & Accord

The Biodiversity Strategy has guided the Council in its biodiversity-related activities and led to the successful Accord.
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Pest animal & pest plant strategies

These strategies provide the framework for the Council's management of what are significant threats to agriculture, animal and human health, and natural ecosystems. The strategies ...
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Transport planning documents

The Council plays a key role in regional transport, both in service delivery and in planning and advocacy.
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Waste management & minimisation strategy

This regional strategy focuses on efficient resource use; recovery, re-use and recycling; and the ultimate safe disposal of any waste material.
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Marine oil spill contingency plan

This operational plan sets out the way the Council would respond to a 'Tier 2' (regional-scale) marine oil spill.
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Civil Defence Group Plan

This Plan sets out the region's hazards and risks and arrangements for managing preparedness and response.
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