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Coastal Strategy

Reference: S06-001

Status: Approved by the Council on 11 April 2006.

The Coastal Strategy sets a guiding image or picture of what the community wants the coastal environment to look like in 20 years time. The strategy brings together knowledge from local communities of their landscape and their visions for its future.

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Mana Whenua Mana Moana

The Mana Whenua Mana Moana Paper was prepared by the Mana Whenua Reference Group for input into the New Plymouth Coastal Strategy. It highlights the importance of the coastal environment from the mana whenua perspective, by describing its history and values through stories. The paper also sets a direction for the future use and protection of the coast as desired by mana whenua.  Elements of Mana Whenua Mana Moana were considered when developing the Coastal Strategy.

Mana Whenua Mana Moana

What now?

The Coastal Strategy was adopted in April 2006 and can be read below.

The key priority is to implement the Coastal Strategy into day-to-day decision making processes to ensure that activities and decisions made in relation to the coast are consistent with the vision for the Coastal Strategy.  

We will also be focusing on implementing the key actions in the Coastal Strategy.  There are over 100 actions in the Coastal Strategy that have been prioritised over the next 20 years.  Implementing the Coastal Strategy is something we will be doing with its key partners who also influence how we manage the coast. 

The Implementation Plan gives an update on progress.

Structure plans

Under the wider framework of the Coastal Strategy, and after two rounds of consultation we have developed two structure plans – one for Ōākura and one for Urenui. The structure plans will shape the future of these communities over the next 20 years and provide for areas of residential expansion, recreation and coastal hazards management.

Implementation plans for the Ōākura Structure Plan and the Urenui Structure Plan were developed in February 2008.

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