Regional policy statement
The Regional Policy Statement was replaced by the Tairāwhiti Resource Management Plan on 30 June 2017. The historic plan information is below.
Please note chapter 3 - Water Management has not been included in the Tairāwhiti Plan because it is proposed for deletion by the Proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan now part of the Tairāwhiti Plan The proposed changes are shown as a strike-through for deletions and underlining for new provisions. Under section 86A of the RMA, Council can still give weight to the objectives and policies that are proposed for deletion until the Freshwater Plan becomes operative (when decisions are made). This does not apply to the rules.
The statement became operative on 10 August 2002.