Soil and land management

We are committed to making sure our unique natural environment is healthy and protected and that our region is supported by an innovative and sustainable economy.

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Under the Resource Management Act (1991) Tasman District Council is responsible for managing the soil and land resources in the District.

The following tools are used to meet Council's requirements under the Resource Management Act:

  • Policies to manage specific issues in our District
  • Resource Consents for soil disturbance and land use
  • Education to promote the wise use of the soil resource
  • Monitoring programmes for soil health and soil loss

We have rules relating to discharges to land and air from pesticide, fertiliser or animal effluent discharges, and limiting adverse cross-boundary effects arising from their use.

We also promote effective management of intensive agricultural activities. As a signatory to the Dairying and Clean Streams Accord all permitted and consented dairy discharges are monitored and reported on.

We're committed to making sure our unique natural environment is healthy and protected and that our region is supported by an innovative and sustainable economy.

Get best practice guidance for land disturbance, erosion and sediment control.

A wide range of information on soils has been collected over the years - this page provides a summary of the soil maps and soil surveys available on request.

This page provides guidance around planting for erosion control, as well as assistance available from the council.