This plan covers the region's "coastal marine area", which is the area from mean high water springs to the 12 nautical mile (22.2 km) limit of New Zealand's territorial sea. The Plan assists us, in conjunction with the Minister of Conservation, to promote the sustainable management of resources in the coastal marine area.
Our Regional Coastal Plan contains rules about different types of activities in the region. Anything not permitted by our Plan requires resource consent, like carrying out works on the coast.
We maintain and enforce navigation safety bylaws to ensure your safety when boating on our harbours and lakes.