Golden Bay Landscape Project

This page provides information about the project to recognise and protect outstanding natural features and landscapes in Golden Bay.

Draft Plan Change

The Council released a Draft Plan Change in late 2016 for public consultation to protect Golden Bay's outstanding natural features and landscapes.

Small Working Group Reports

The Draft Plan Change is based off the recommendations of the Small Working Group. They were tasked in 2012 with identifying Golden Bay's outstanding natural features and landscapes and produced two draft reports detailing their recommendations. The July 2015 draft report incorporated public feedback on the October 2014 draft report.

Golden Bay Outstanding Natural Features and Landscapes Location Viewer

This mapping application allows you to see the overlay recommendations of the Small Working Group as well as property boundaries. Search by property address or zoom in to your area of interest.


Golden Bay/Mohua Landscapes Project Plan

Detailed description of the project.

Discussion on Methodology for Assessing Landscape

How to identify outstanding natural features and landscapes

Feedback From Golden Bay Landscapes Consultation - December 2010

Feedback from the community in 2010.


This page provides information about the project to recognise and protect outstanding natural features and landscapes in Golden Bay.

Expert Advice

This section contains some of the expert advice prepared for or made available for the Small Working Group and Council. They provided expert opinion on matters of landscape, natural character, and coastal environment. Please refer to the Draft Section 32 Evaluation Report bibliography of the Draft Plan Change for a full list of resources used.

Although some of this information was prepared for the Small Working Group and the Council, they do not necessarily represent the positions of either the Small Working Group or the Council. Additionally,

Contact Us

For any question or to find out about next steps in the process, please contact Tom Chi or Steve Markham at Tasman District Council.