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Final proposal for a combined West Coast District Plan

September 2018

The Local Government Commission has published its draft proposal for a combined West Coast District Plan as a final proposal. The proposal will 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.

Read more here:

Final proposal document - PDF (310KB)

Final proposal document - Word (DOCX, 185KB)

See media release for background summary: Commission opts for one plan (11 September 2018)

Public notice (PDF, 115KB)

Submissions

The Commission invited submissions in response to the draft proposal.  It received 38 written submissions. These can be read here:

Hearings

The Commission held hearings in Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika on 30 and 31 May 2018. 

For further information see:

West Coast decision paper (PDF, 990KB)

UMR Research: West Coast Combined Plan Survey report - June 2018 (PDF, 650KB)

Boffa Miskell: West Coast Combined District Plan Proposal report - July 2018 (PDF, 2MB)

Draft proposal (June 2018)