Regional Coastal Plan. Thames Coromandel Drop-In Sessions Near You

Waikato Regional Council is reviewing the Regional Coastal Plan and is keen to capture your views and feedback. This plan sets out the rules for activities in the coastal marine area – that’s the ‘wet’ area of the coast below the high tide mark and extending out to the 12 nautical mile limit (approximately 20km).

Check out the issues which have been identified for review in a handy PDF document here. What are your views? What has been missed?


Drop-in sessions in a place near you
WRC is connecting with people around the Coromandel Peninsula this month and would value the chance to meet with you to talk through the key issues identified and the ways you think we can improve the current coastal plan.

Dates and venues are below. Please share with any of your contacts around the peninsula who may be interested in attending.

Whangamatā
Whangamata RSA
324 Port Road Tuesday 17 March
1.30pm-3.30pm
Tairua
Saint Francis House
248 Main Road Tuesday 17 March
5.30pm-7pm
Whitianga
Mercury Bay Boating Club
90 Buffalo Beach Rd Wednesday 18 March
9am-11am 
Coromandel
St Johns Room
285/385 Tiki Road Wednesday 18 March
1.30pm-3.30pm 
 
 We realise that for some you may not be able to attend in person, but no problem, you can also provide feedback via  Healthy Environments | He Taiao Mauriora Coastal Plan Review. On the website we break down issues WRC staff have identified with the current plan for you to review.

These are compiled into a handy PDF document here.
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In this current phase, feedback is being sought until mid-April 2020, to help us refine the issues to be addressed in the coastal plan.

Further events and drop-in sessions, and social media, are planned to connect communities throughout 2020 and early 2021 as we refine the issues, come up with solutions and draft the coastal plan ahead. WRC is aiming to notify a revised coastal plan in mid-2021 ahead of more formal consultation.