The Council is currently reviewing the Regional Coastal Plan for Taranaki.
News and updates
The Council is working with the Environment Court regarding Appeals on the Council’s decisions of the Proposed Coastal Plan.
The Environment Court received appeals from 10 parties on the Proposed Plan and notices from 19 parties wishing to be party to appeals under section 274 of the Resource Management Act 1991.
The Council will be working with appellants and s274 parties under the direction of the Environment Court to ensure an efficient and smooth mediation process over the following months.
For more information on the Environment Court Process please see the Environment Court website(external link).
The Coastal Plan review process
Hearings and appeals
|Submitter (submitter No.)||Documentation|
Climate Justice Taranaki (21)
Grant Knuckey (28)
Department of Conservation (29)
NZ Defence Force (33)
Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust (41)
Royal Forest & Bird (43)
Taranaki Energy Watch (51)
|Fishing industry parties (Fisheries Inshore NZ, NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council, Pāua Industry Council)|
|Greenpeace||Kiwis Against Seabed Mining|
|Minister of Conservation||Minister of Defence|
|Minister of Fisheries||Ngaa Rauru|
|Oil companies (Z Energy Ltd, BP Oil NZ Ltd, Mobil Oil NZ Ltd)|
|Petroleum Exploration and Production Association New Zealand|
|Port Taranaki Ltd||Powerco Ltd|
|Royal Forest and Bird Society||South Taranaki District Council|
|Spark NZ Ltd||Taranaki Energy Watch|
|Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd||Transpower NZ Ltd|
On 4 October 2019, the Council publicly notified its decisions regarding submissions, further submissions and the Hearing Panel’s recommendations on the Proposed Coastal Plan for Taranaki.
The Council made the following documents available:
Amended maps for the Coastal Plan can be found on our LocalMaps website under 'Proposed Coastal Plan Amendments 2019':
A Council Hearings Committee heard submissiond on the Proposed Coastal Plan in August and September 2018.
Prior to the hearing, the Council made available the following documents that indicated officers' positions on matters raised in the submissions and the further submissions:
(The Proposed Plan documents include links to an online maps portal that does not currently incorporate the recommended changes. Please refer instead to these maps that have been prepared for the hearing.)
(These maps cover the entire Taranaki coastline from north to south. The exact location of each map can be seen in the index, which also has a legend explaining the colours, shadings and symbols used on the maps.)
Proposed Coastal Plan
This report summarised the decisions sought in submissions on the Proposed Coastal Plan for Taranaki and made preliminary recommendations on the Taranaki Regional Council’s responses to those submissions. The recommendations presented in this report are officer recommendations prior to formal consideration by the Council.
The Taranaki Regional Council received 61 submissions and 25 further submissions on the Proposed Coastal Plan for Taranaki
Submissions as one document, or in sections organised alphabetically (individuals listed according to first letter of surname):
This document summarises the decisions sought in the 61 public submissions on the Proposed Coastal Plan for Taranaki.
Download the 25 further submissions as one document
Download the Plan itself as a complete document, and schedules and appendices as separate documents.
An interactive map portal allows online inspection of the maps associated with the Proposed Coastal Plan. An information sheet in PDF format explains how to use the portal. Click/tap on the links:
Links to individual maps are also incorporated in the main body of the Plan and its schedules. The maps are also available as PDFs. The 44 maps cover the entire Taranaki coastline from north to south. The exact location of each map can be seen in the index, which also has a legend explaining the colours, shadings and symbols used on the maps.
These documents fed into the development of the Proposed Coastal Plan for Taranaki.
Draft Coastal Plan
This non-statutory document preceded the Proposed Coastal Plan, and was the subject of an informal consultation process early in 2017.
The Plan itself can be downloaded as a single document, with schedules and appendices as separate documents.