The Regional Planning Committee oversees the review and development of the Regional Policy Statement and regional plans for the Hawke’s Bay region and is the co-governance group for the management of natural resources in Hawke’s Bay.
The role of the Regional Planning Committee (RPC) is to oversee the review and development of the Regional Policy Statement and regional plans for the Hawke’s Bay region, as required under the Resource Management Act 1991. With an equal number of Regional Councillors and Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) representatives, this committee is the co-governance group for the management of natural resources in Hawke’s Bay. All committee members have full speaking and voting rights.
This committee considers and recommends strategies, policies, rules and other methods for inclusion into the Regional Resource Management and Regional Coastal Environment Plans to Council. The committee will also make recommendations to Council to ensure the effective implementation of plans, processes, research, monitoring and enforcement to satisfy the requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991, National Policy Statements, National Environmental Standards and relevant associated legislation.
Co-Chairs: Cr Rex Graham and Toro Waaka
Deputy Co-Chairs: Cr Rick Barker and Tania Hopmans
Councillor Members: All Councillors
Post Settlement Governance Entity Representative Members:
The Regional Planning Committee was established by the Hawke's Bay Regional Planning Committee Act 2015
For more information, see the Regional Planning Committee Annual Reports in Related Documents at the top of this page.
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