Managing the use and development of highly productive land - Te whakahaere i te whakamahinga me te whanaketanga o ngā whenua whai hua

Closes 31 Oct 2023

Opened 5 Sep 2023


The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are seeking feedback on managing the use and develpment of highly productive land (HPL).

Since the policy was introduced in 2022, two issues have been raised about its restrictions on the use and development of highly productive land for activities that don’t rely on soil.

The two issues being consulted on are a lack of a clear consent pathway for:

  • Construction of new specified infrastructure on HPL in clause 3.9(2)(j)(i). Specified infrastructure can include developments such as solar farms and infrastructure needed at pace, for example to support the recovery after Cyclone Gabrielle. 
  • Development and relocation of intensive indoor primary production and greenhouses on HPL. 

Read the discussion document [PDF, 1.2MB]


Register your interest in attending a webinar to hear more and provide feedback during the week beginning 9 October 2023.

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