Tasman Resource Management Plan Changes

Saturday 14 July 2018

Four Tasman Resource Management Plan (TRMP) changes have been released for public submissions.

The TRMP is a combined district and regional plan. The Plan states objectives, policies and methods to achieve integrated management of various natural and physical resources in Tasman District. The Council may propose plan changes and other parties may request private plan changes.

The Proposed Plan Changes are open for submissions until 4.00pm, Monday 13 August 2018.

The Proposed Changes

Change 67: Waimea Water Management Technical Amendments

This Change proposes to make mainly technical amendments to a number of existing provisions concerning Waimea Plains water management. These amendments affect provisions for managing the transitional decisions concerning the Waimea Community Dam (WCD). 

Change 68: Omnibus Amendments

This Change carries out a number of minor amendments to outdated text, the correction of errors or anomalies, or simple adjustments to improve clarity of jurisdiction, interpretation or enforcement.  Others relate to zoning and overlay changes that correct errors or anomalies that have generally been created through other changes to the TRMP; or through sale, subdivision, or development of the affected land. The change also includes a proposal to rezone part of the Conservation zone at Brightwater.

Variation 1 to Change 60: Rural 1 and 2 Zone Subdivision Amendments

This Variation corrects an inconsistency in the subdivision activity cascade in the Rural 1 Zone.

Variation 2 to Change 60: Rural Land Use Amendments

This Variation adjusts and clarifies the use of one or more buildings for residential activity and the management of business activity in the Rural Residential zone. Following Environment Court consent orders that settle appeals, it also provides for subsequential amendments to other rural zones for intensive poultry farming setbacks and management of heavy vehicles in rural zones.

Availability of Proposed Amendments

The proposed amendments are available to view at Council’s Richmond, Takaka and Motueka offices and libraries. Submission forms are also available in these locations or can be completed electronically.


Any person may make a written submission but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submssion, then the person may do so only if the person is directly affected by an effect of the proposal that:

  • adversely affects the environment; and
  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

Submissions must clearly indicate support or opposition to the provisions, the decision that the submitter wishes the Council to make (with reasons), whether or not the submitter wishes to be heard in support of the submission and an address for service or contact address.

Submissions can be sent to:

  • Environmental Policy, Tasman District Council, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050 or emailed to tasmanrmp@tasman.govt.nz

Submissions close 4.00pm, Monday 13 August 2018.

Consideration of Proposed Amendments

After submissions have closed, Council will publish a summary of all decisions requested by submitters. There will be a further period of 10 working days within which further submissions in support of or opposition to those submissions made may be sent to Council.  Council will then hold hearings on all submissions and all submitters may be heard.  After the Council considers the submissions and makes its decisions, any submitter who is not satisfied with the decision has the right of appeal to the Environment Court.

Update Pages to the Plan

Update No. 60 to the Plan, including all amendments to the text as a result of the proposed amendments, will be available as soon as possible.  For enquiries concerning the update or availability of the printed Plan, please contact Pam Meadows (03) 543 8581, email pam.meadows@tasman.govt.nz or one of the Customer Services staff.


For more information or advice on these amendments, please contact: