step in the review of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland is available for
public feedback from today.
direction document was considered by councillors at a meeting last week and now
further input is wanted to ensure it provides the right foundation for the
Coastal Plan review. The strategic direction is non-regulatory and non-binding,
however it is an important step as it provides information and transparency
about how Council intends to manage significant issues in the Coastal Marine Area
in the future.
Alex Morgan said the document has been prepared using information from four
discussion papers on marine aquaculture, natural hazards, ecosystem health, and
use and development within the Coastal Marine Area. Discussions and workshops
have also been held with key stakeholders, including Te Ao Marama Inc. who are
partnering with Environment Southland to develop the plan.
finalised, this document will highlight a way forward for significant issues
for the review. We want to hear from people if they have any thoughts on it. The
coastal area is a very significant part of Southland and plays an important
role in the lives of many people.”
say on the strategic direction until Friday 21 December either by providing
comment online at
www.haveyoursay.es.govt.nz, via email to email@example.com or in writing to Private Bag 90116,
feedback has been received, the strategic direction document will be revised if
required and given to Council for final approval early next year. The next
stage will be to work with key stakeholders and partners to develop an initial
draft of the Coastal Plan, which the public will then have an opportunity to