Creating the Tasman Environment Plan

Tasman is a special place to live. At Tasman District Council, we're working with our communities on a new resource management plan that will help to keep it special for generations to come. We're calling this plan Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan.

The Tasman Environment Plan will replace our existing resource management plans, the Tasman Regional Policy Statement and the Tasman Resource Management Plan.

Over October and November 2020, locals shared their experiences and views on the district’s environmental and development issues and opportunities through this website and 21 community-based events. Thank you to everyone who took part in this first round of engagement. Our policy planners are currently processing feedback and you can read the feedback we received on the 'Have Your Say' and 'Your Place on the Map' pages of this website.


Upcoming Online Events: Coastal Management

This September, join one of our upcoming interactive webinars to find out what we know about future sea level rise and coastal hazards, and explore the big question, “what can we do about it?”.

TDC Coastal Management Project Lead Diana Worthy and Natural Hazards Scientist Glenn Stevens will be joined by leading New Zealand Coastal Scientist Dr Rob Bell to talk through climate change scenarios and answer your questions about how different areas might be affected. Importantly, they’ll be presenting our four broad options for responding to sea level rise and coastal hazards; accommodate, protect, avoid, and retreat.

What we learn from our communities will stand us in good stead for future conversations.

Event details:

We hope to hear a range of views on the options presented through the webinars, our community feedback page, and feedback form.



Landscapes and Coastal Environment Projects - Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has shared initial feedback on the Landscapes and Coastal Environment Projects - it has been incredibly valuable. We’ve heard a range of perspectives and recognise the hard work and passion in our communities.

This project is in the early stages and before anything is finalised, we will be in touch again on the firmed up boundaries and proposed policy response for your area.

Find out more.