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Draft proposal for a combined West Coast District Plan

April 10, 2018

The Local Government Commission has published its draft proposal for a combined West Coast District Plan. The proposal would see the formation of a joint committee comprising members of the Buller, Grey and Westland district councils, the West Coast Regional Council and iwi, to be responsible for preparing and approving a new combined district plan.

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Draft Proposal document PDF (PDF, 3MB)

Draft Proposal document (Word) (DOCX, 336KB)

Media release

Public Notice


The Commission is inviting submissions in response to the draft proposal.  You can make a submission in the form and length you choose by posting it to:

Local Government Commission,
PO Box 5362, Wellington 6140

Or by emailing it to the Commission at:


Or you can fill in an online submission form at:



The Commission will hold hearings, attended by Commissioners and staff, at which people or organisations can speak to their submissions if they wish. It is not necessary to appear in person for your submission to be given full consideration by the Commission. Each in-person submission will be restricted to no more than 10 minutes. If you wish to book a hearing time on line go to:


and enter your preferred venue and time; or you can ring the Commission on 0800 816 400 to book a hearing time.