Reclassification recommendations for stewardship land on the West Coast have been announced. The area of land that is being discussed is vast and would include reclassifying approximately 77,000 hectares (12%) as National Park, 347,000 hectares (54%) as Conservation Park and 182,000 hectares (28%) as Historic Reserve.
With such a vast amount of land being reclassified it’s important that we all have the our say, as such Whitewater NZ have put together the following Summary Document to help you, our members better understand what is actually going on.
Submissions on this issue are now closed, we will update the community as more information comes to light.
West Coast Reclassification – SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND TEMPLATEv3
or alternatively, in Google Docs:
Submit to stewardshipl[email protected] and with the subject line: West Coast stewardship land reclassification before 23 August.
You can see Whitewater New Zealand’s Submission here: WWNZ West Coast reclassification submission v3 and addendum here: West Coast Reclassification – WWNZ Addendum
We have done all the research you need to understand the proposals, the impacts to paddlesports, and our preferred outcomes here:
West Coast Land Reclassification – WWNZ Commentary
DOC’s documentation can all be found here:
The recommendations and Conservation Value Reports for each area can be found at www.doc.govt.nz/stewardship-land-documents or www.beehive.govt.nz/release/public-feedback-sought-proposed-land-classifications-west-coast