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The Chathams Islands is a remote, awe-inspiring place
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Sets out our work and priorities for the next financial year
Our work and priorities for the next decade
An overview of the Council’s activity
Resource management framework summary
Transport priorities for 2021 – 2031
Dog Control Bylaw overview
Waitangi Beach vehicle bylaw
Managing boating and other activities on water
Understanding hazards and risks to build capability
A report on the Chatham Islands economy
The Chatham Islands Resource Management Document (CIRMD) provides a framework for the integrated management of natural and physical resources of the islands including the sea area out to the 12 mile territorial limit.
The Council can make provision in the document for a range of matters as set out in the Resource Management Act 1991, including the control of:
The CIRMD is unique in the New Zealand context, containing aspects of a regional policy statement, a district plan, a coastal plan and regional plans in one document administered by the Chatham Islands Council, rather than separate plans administered by different authorities.
The Chatham Islands Council has amended its Resource Management Document to include the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020) as per s55(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991. Read the public notice.
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Please read the CIRMD in conjunction with the below document.
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