The sustainable management of the Regional Geothermal Resource
People and communities being able to provide for their social, economic and cultural wellbeing through the appropriate use, development and protection of the Regional Geothermal Resource.
Geothermal surface features and resource management matters of significance to tangata whenua identified, and recognised and provided for.
Efficient use of the Regional Geothermal Resource including the use of alternative technologies such as down-hole heat exchangers.
Significant adverse effects on Significant Geothermal Features in Development Geothermal Systems arising from the take, use, and discharge of geothermal energy and water remedied or mitigated in any Geothermal System.
No significant adverse effects on Significant Geothermal Features in Limited Development, Research, Protected, and Small Geothermal Systems as a result of human activity.
No significant adverse effects on Significant Geothermal Features as a result of land use and the use of non-geothermal water.
No reduction in the life-supporting capacity and biodiversity or overall sustainability of Research and Protected Geothermal Systems as a result of human activity.
Adverse effects on other natural and physical resources including overlying structures (the built environment) avoided, remedied, or mitigated.