Landscapes and coastal environment

An important part of the process to create the new Tasman Environment Plan is identifying the District's special places and giving them extra protections to help preserve the uniqueness of the environment, the area’s history, or provide people with access to the outdoors.

First draft maps of Tasman District's Outstanding Natural Landscapes, Outstanding Natural Features, and the Coastal Environment area is available for you to explore here and below.

Over autumn, we began the process of working with landowners and our communities to make sure that we have the boundaries in the right place and that the protective controls on activity are sensitive to future aspirations. Early feedback has been gathered and updated draft maps with boundary changes will be released later this year. It’s important to know that before anything is finalised, we will be in touch again on the firmed up boundaries and proposed policy response for your area.

Note: This project is not about stopping established legal activities, it’s about safeguarding the District's valued landscapes and coast from specific future activities that would impact what makes them so special.


Hard-copy versions of the studies are available from TDC service centres.


Overview of engagement to date

Online Q&A - Series complete

In April, we were joined by around 230 landowners and interested people across four live video presentations covering what the ONL, ONF, and CE areas mean, and how to get involved. Following the short presentations, our panel answered questions from the audience.

Feedback events- Series complete

We hosted events across the Tasman District to gather feedback from late May until early June.

Thank you to everyone who attended the events and shared local knowledge and your future aspirations.

We’ve heard a range of perspectives and recognise the hard work and passion in our communities.

Landscapes and coastal environment feedback event

Click 'See more' below for the full list of past events.

Sunday 23 May 2021 08:00 am – 01:00 pm

Motueka [past event]

Motueka Sunday Market
Decks Reserve Carpark, Wallace Street

Monday 24 May 2021 02:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Tākaka [past event]

Tasman District Council Service Centre
78 Commercial Street

Tuesday 25 May 2021 11:00 am – 02:00 pm

Mangarakau [past event]

The Nugget Café
2125 Dry Road