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.
Five appeals were lodged with the Environment Court after the plan was adopted.
These related to:
- marine pests
- region-wide land occupier responsibilities for pest plants
- pest control in the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area
- red-eared slider turtles.
We've resolved these appeals in principle through mediation. As the changes to marine provisions in the plan were not originally consulted on through the Proposed Plan process, some interested parties have been given the opportunity to review the proposed amendments, and potentially make a submission.
Get a copy of the modifications to marine provisions