New Regional Plan

The Proposed Regional Plan sets out new rules and policies for how people use fresh water, land, air and the coast in Northland.

Hearings were held from late August to late October 2018. There were two separate hearings – one for genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GE/GMO), heard by full council and one for all other matters (heard by a hearings panel).

At its meeting on 16 April 2019, council made decisions on provisions and matters raised in submissions on the Proposed Regional Plan for all matters excluding GE/GMOs. A separate decision will be made on the submissions that seek the addition of provisions for genetically modified organisms.

Read the Proposed Regional Plan for Northland - Council decisions version (excluding GE/GMOs)

Find information about the GE/GMO hearings

Read the public notice (available from Saturday, 4 May)

Hard copies of all documents are available to purchase

Please contact us on the number above or at info@nrc.govt.nz to organise purchase.

For any further information, call the Policy and Planning Team on: Freephone 0800 002 004.

Council decision version of the Proposed Regional Plan.
View the Proposed Regional Plan maps online.
Background documents and reports for the Proposed Regional Plan.
Information about the hearings for provisions in the Proposed Regional Plan for Northland for managing the use of genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms.
Find out about the legal effect of rules in the Proposed Regional Plan.
Reports referenced in, and used to help prepare, the Proposed Regional Plan.
We have produced maps indicating the amount of water currently allocated to be taken.
Find out how we plan to monitor and enforce compliance with the permitted activity rules in the new regional plan.
Follow the project timeline for developing the new regional plan.
Read the draft Regional Plan and the feedback we received.
Find out more about the operative regional plans for Northland.
Stakeholder workshops and regional hui have helped inform the 10 year review of the regional plans.