Over 80,000 HA of land and waters in Hauraki/Coromandel is under threat from mining – we need your help to protect it.
Your voice will make a difference!
Thames-Coromandel District Council has a Proposed District Plan that will determine how the District is managed and once approved will not be reviewed for the next 10 years – it is vital to have your say now.
- THIS PLAN ENABLES MINING ACTIVITIES TO TAKE PLACE IN NOMINATED AREAS, INCLUDING COASTAL, CONSERVATION, RURAL AND RESIDENTIAL, EITHER AS “PERMITTED ACTIVITIES” OR SUBJECT TO A RESOURCE CONSENT.
- THE PLAN DOES NOT CLEARLY SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY VALUES FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY.
- IT WEAKENS THE PROTECTION OF SCHEDULE 4 BY ALLOWING MINING IN CONSERVATION AREAS.
Given the outstanding landscapes and ecology of the Coromandel Peninsula, we need stronger planning regulations to protect our environment for the benefit of communities and future generations.
Coromandel Watchdog is working closely with other groups preparing submissions on this proposed plan and we seek your support.
How you can help:
- Please give us your contact details so we can keep you informed about how to MAKE A SUBMISSION of your own. We will have a guide prepared in late January.
- Please DONATE to help us with our submission so it is legally defensible and robust – Acc # 38-9006-0733863-00
The Coromandel needs you!
You can view the plan online at tcdc.govt.nz or pick up a cd from TCDC offices. See Sections 14, 37: Mining Activities and Sections 9, 32: Landscape and Natural Character.
Keep an eye on our website and facebook to keep up to date with how you can submit to protect the peninsula from mining. Submissions close March 14, 2014.