The proposed Regional Pest Management Plan was publicly notified for submissions in February-March 2018. The plan sets objectives and rules to manage pests in the region, and protect Auckland’s priority ecosystems, threatened species and primary production.
The plan relies on a variety of statutory and non-statutory actions to do this, including:
- delivery of pest control by council
- education and behaviour change programmes.
Council approved the adoption of a new Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2029 on 12 March 2019.
The plan was publicly notified on 21 March 2019.
Making an appeal
Section 76 of the Biosecurity Act sets out the process and timeframes for applications (appeals) to the Environment Court regarding Council's decision on the RPMP. Any person or organisation who submitted on the Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan may make an application to the Environment Court, on any aspect of the RPMP, whether the RPMP is inconsistent with the national policy direction, or whether the process requirements for a RPMP in the national policy direction (if any) were complied with.
Under s 76(5) of the Biosecurity Act, any application must be made within 15 working days after 21 March 2019.
Read the plan for more information: