Waikato Conservation Management Strategy consultation

The Waikato Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) was approved and published on 29 September 2014. Get information on the consultation process for the CMS.

The CMS provides a framework for the integrated management of natural and historic resources in Waikato over the next 10 years. It identifies outcomes for areas managed by the Department of Conservation as well as showing how the Department will contribute to conservation objectives by working with tangata whenua, communities, local and regional authorities, statutory agencies and business in Waikato.

Final publication

29 September 2014  The Waikato CMS has been approved and published.

View the Waikato CMS 2014–2024 

Review process  

The process for reviewing a conservation management strategy is set out in the Conservation Act 1987. The table below shows the process and timeframes for the Waikato CMS review.

DOC prepares Draft Waikato CMS Completed November 2012
Draft Waikato CMS publicly notified 5 December 2012
Submissions close 15 March 2013
Hearings held May 2013
DOC prepares responses to submissions prepared and revises Draft Waikato CMS Completed August 2013
Waikato Conservation Board considers DOC's responses to submissions and the Revised Draft Waikato CMS Early 2014
Waikato Conservation Board refers the Recommended Draft Waikato CMS to the New Zealand Conservation Authority Early 2014
New Zealand Conservation Authority considers the Recommended Draft Waikato CMS and consults with the Minister of Conservation Early to mid 2014
Minister of Conservation considers the Recommended Draft Waikato CMS and provides comments Late 2014
New Zealand Conservation Authority approves the Waikato CMS Late 2014
The Approved Waikato CMS is published and implemented Late 2014

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