Regional Planning Committee
The role of the Regional Planning Committee is to oversee the review and development of the Regional Policy Statement and regional plans for the Hawke’s Bay region, as required under the Resource Management Act 1991. With an equal number of Regional Councillors and Tāngata Whenua Group representatives, this committee is the co-governance group for the management of natural resources in Hawke’s Bay. All committee members have full speaking and voting rights.
This committee considers and recommends strategies, policies, rules and other methods for inclusion into the Regional Resource Management and Regional Coastal Environment Plans to Council. The committee will also make recommendations to Council to ensure the effective implementation of plans, processes, research, monitoring and enforcement to satisfy the requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991, National Policy Statements, National Environmental Standards and relevant associated legislation.
- Elected Members: All Councillors
- Appointed Members: Treaty Settlement Group Representatives
- Co-Chairs: Rex Graham and Toro Waaka
- Deputy Co-Chairs: Rick Barker ad Tania Hopkins
The Regional Planning Committee was established in April 2011 by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council as Treaty of Waitangi redress for Tāngata Whenua groups.
In 2016, the Regional Planning Committee prepared a Video Annual Report.
For more information, see the Regional Planning Committee Annual Reports below in Related Documents.