The Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan is a statutory document that guides the Department of Conservation in managing Westland Tai Poutini National Park.
The Department of Conservation is currently undertaking a partial review of the management plan that looks at access to the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier valleys.
The Draft Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan Partial Review was publicly notified on 5 December 2012. Submissions closed on 20 February 2013. A total of 80 submissions were received (one of which has since been withdrawn).
In April 2013 hearings were held for submitters who wished to be heard. The hearings panel was made up of Department of Conservation staff and representatives of the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board. Following the consideration of submissions, the Department has made amendments to the draft partial review and has prepared its responses to submissions.
The Department’s responses to submissions and the amended draft partial review have been sent to the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board for their consideration.
View the amended draft
Amended Draft Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan Partial Review - October 2013 (PDF, 947K)
A hardcopy of the amended draft is available for viewing at the Southern West Coast District office, and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre.
Please note that the amended draft is not finalised. The amended draft may be changed by the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board and the New Zealand Conservation Authority in the next steps of the partial review process.
View the Department’s responses to submissions
Responses to submissions on the Draft Westland NPMP partial review (PDF, 1372K). The responses to submission are listed by submitter. The document also includes supplementary documents about Glacier Guiding, Aircraft Access, Off-Road and Other Vehicles and Roading.