This part of the Plan sets out a framework under which the "Vision for Westland" can be achieved in tandem with on-going development and implementation of the Councils own corporate planning and those of other agencies.
Key resource management issues are clearly identified, discussed and evaluated. Issues arise when the demands or expectations placed on resources differ between different groups in society, or when there are major environmental effects arising from any one activity. Successful resource management, as guided by the principle of sustainable management, is one method of resolving such conflicts or avoiding, remedying or mitigating adverse environmental effects. The objectives contained in this part of the Plan specifically address and flow from key resource management issues for Westland. Each objective provides the basis for policy development in Part 4 of the Plan.
Accordingly the structure of each section of this part of the Plan takes the following form:
The key or significant resource management issue relevant to Westland is stated.
The background to the issue is explained which identifies the resources and affected resource users.
Objectives reflect specific environmental outcomes desired by the District that relate directly to each issue. Objectives should be achievable and where possible measurable.
The principal reasons for adopting each objective are stated. They explain how each objective is necessary to promote sustainable management and to fulfil the Council's functions and responsibilities under the Act.