Proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement (RPS) workshop

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Wednesday 26 January

Something to put in your new 2011 diary!

Come and find out about  the proposed RPS. First update since 2000, so worth having a good look at it and putting in a submission before 28 February.The RMA requires every region to prepare an RPS. This document sits over the local authorities' regional and district plans.
There is a copy of it in the Environment Centre or contact EW if you want one - it is quite large.

Invitation from Environment Waikato:

Have you ever wondered why councils have particular policies or rules? In some cases, it's because of a planning tool called the Regional Policy Statement (RPS). Councils are directly influenced by the RPS, so it ultimately has a bearing on what they do to enhance the environment, and what you or your business can do when you use the region's resources.

The Proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement (RPS), which was notified on 3 November 2010, identifies the region's significant resource management issues for the Waikato region. It sets out through objectives, policies and methods how air, biodiversity, coastal environments, freshwater, geothermal resources, landscapes, land and soils will be managed in ways that provide for the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to provide for their needs.

 Come along to a presentation at the Environment Centre on the proposed RPS on Wednesday 26 January at 5.30 pm by Environment Waikato Programme Manager, Blair Dickie, and Waikato Regional Councillor, Paula Southgate. There will be a brief presentation, followed by discussion / questions.

For information on the proposed RPS, including the background document, From the Mountains to the Sea, see the home page on Environment Waikato website - www.ew.govt.nz.



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