Under s67(1)(i) of the RMA this Plan is required to state the procedures to be used to:
a. review the contents of the Plan, which are as follows:
b. monitor the effectiveness of the Plan as a means ofachieving its objectives and policies.
his chapter sets out the approach which will be undertaken to monitor the CMA. The monitoring information will be used to contribute to the review of the Plan, which is required to be undertaken not later than ten years after it has become operative. Analysis of the information collected under the following monitoring sections may also trigger a review of the Plan.
In addition to evaluating the information from the monitoring strategies outlined in this chapter, Environment Waikato will consult with the following groups of people at regular intervals:
Where problems are identified with the Plan in achieving its objectives and policies, Environment Waikato will undertake an internal assessment to determine whether it should be formally reviewed prior to ten years after its operative date. A review may also be initiated should there be a change in related national law. Guidelines outlining the manner in which international obligations can best be carried out and implemented will be provided by government (refer Ch6 of the NZCPS).
The monitoring approach will include the following four key areas:
Each of these key areas is outlined further in this chapter.
The purpose of gathering this information is to assist in decision-making as well as ensuring objectives, policies and methods in the Plan are appropriate. Monitoring may be undertaken by Environment Waikato, contracted to, or collected from other agencies, and set as a requirement on a coastal permit. At present there is limited information available on the resources in the CMA of the Waikato Region. Emphasis will, therefore, be placed on establishing baseline data against which future trends can then be assessed. In addition specific investigations and research programmes may be required to provide a better understanding of natural processes and the impact of human activities.