Welcome to GWRC's Portal for the proposed Natural Resources Plan (PNRP). The integrated PNRP replaces five regional plans for managing the coast, soil, discharges to land, fresh water and air.  

The PNRP was publicly notified on 31 July 2019:  Public-Notice

In accordance with Clauses 10 and 11 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Wellington Regional Council gave notice on 31 July 2019 that it has made its decisions on the provisions and matters raised in submissions on the proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region.

From the date of the public notice (31 July 2019) the proposed Natural Resources Plan was amended in accordance with those decisions (decisions version).

Click here to access the PNRP Decision documents

The amendments to the rules in the decisions version of the PNRP take legal effect from the date of public notification.  These provisions replace those in place since notification of the proposed Natural Resources Plan (31 July 2015) in accordance with Section 86B of the Resource Management Act 1991.

The Natural Resources Plan will not be fully operative until all appeals are resolved.  Where a rule of a proposed Plan has not been appealed, in accordance with Section 86F it must be treated as operative (and any previous rule as inoperative). 

The Council is required to publicly notify the date on which the Natural Resources Plan becomes operative – at least five working days before the date on which it becomes operative.

The Wellington Regional Council has made amendments, pursuant to Clause 16, Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991, to the Proposed Natural Resources Plan, Decisions Version dated 31 July 2019 (PNRP). These amendments included corrections to address minor errors, spelling and formatting and are set out in the memorandum and schedule below, together with the reasons for the amendment.  Click here to access the Clause 16 amendments to the PNRP

The PNRP - Appeals Portal contains updates and information on the Appeals process.  You will be able to access documents relating to the Appeals lodged with the Environment Court and GWRC, and information lodged by GWRC, and more.

Any person who made a submission or further submission on the PNRP was able to appeal the publicly notified decisions to the Environment Court. A total of 30 notices of appeal were filed and the Appeal notices are available here.

All parties who joined an appeal as a Section 274 party are available here.

Directions/minutes issued by the Environment Court through the appeals process are available here.

All updates and information will also be available on the GW portal.  If you have queries regarding the Plan, Decisions or Appeals process, please contact us

Quick links:

You can use the GWRC map gallery - Natural Resources Plan, and mapping tools to find a property, geographical, recreational, locational information for the Wellington region.  Click here to access our GIS Mapping 

To access a list of the submissions and further submissions received on the PNRP, please click on the links below: