Regional coastal plan for Southland

Consultation has concluded

We are currently reviewing the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland.

Southland’s vast coastline is valued for a range of ecological, cultural, social, historical, and economic reasons. In the 21 years since the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland 2013 was notified, coastal resource use, the coastal environment, and the legislative framework applying to the coast has changed. The coastal plan has not kept up, and it is no longer protecting all of our coastal values.

The Coastal Plan requires review, and in April 2017 councillors approved the start of a project to set the strategic direction for how the coast is managed, which is a critical phase before embarking on a detailed review of the plan.

We're now seeking your feedback on our draft Strategic Direction. Read the document here, and share your thoughts through a few quick questions below.

If you have more ideas or concerns on how the coast is managed into the future, please tell us by sharing an idea or dropping your thoughts into the coastal plan review survey.


We are currently reviewing the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland.

Southland’s vast coastline is valued for a range of ecological, cultural, social, historical, and economic reasons. In the 21 years since the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland 2013 was notified, coastal resource use, the coastal environment, and the legislative framework applying to the coast has changed. The coastal plan has not kept up, and it is no longer protecting all of our coastal values.

The Coastal Plan requires review, and in April 2017 councillors approved the start of a project to set the strategic direction for how the coast is managed, which is a critical phase before embarking on a detailed review of the plan.

We're now seeking your feedback on our draft Strategic Direction. Read the document here, and share your thoughts through a few quick questions below.

If you have more ideas or concerns on how the coast is managed into the future, please tell us by sharing an idea or dropping your thoughts into the coastal plan review survey.


  • We're currently preparing to review the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland and we need your input.

    Complete the short survey to tell us more about what's important to your about our coastline.

    Survey closes 21 December 2018

    We're currently preparing to review the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland and we need your input.

    Complete the short survey to tell us more about what's important to your about our coastline.

    Survey closes 21 December 2018

    Consultation has concluded