The integrated Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington region replaces five operative plans for soil; fresh water and air; discharges to land; and managing the coast. 

Decisions on the Proposed Natural Resources Plan (PNRP) were publicly notified on 31 July 2019, and since then the Proposed Natural Resources Plan was amended in accordance with those decisions. 

On 18 September 2019, appeals were filed with the Environment Court, and went through a Court assisted mediation process. The Court will issue consent orders as appeal matters are resolved.

The Natural Resources Plan will not be fully operative until all appeals are resolved. Where a rule of a proposed Plan has not been appealed, in accordance with Section 86F, it must be treated as operative (and any previous rule as inoperative).

Proposed Natural Resources Plan portal

Updated January 18, 2023 at 12:18 PM

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