Part III applies to the coastal marine area that extends seaward of the line of mean high water springs to 12 nautical miles offshore and includes all foreshore, seabed and sea in that area and the air space above it. Download the documents below for full details.
This chapter addresses the issues of the effects on amenity and natural values, caused by the passage of craft across coastal waters. It also addresses the issue of navigational safety. Particular attention is paid to the effects in the vicinity of the Abel Tasman National Park coastline where there is a large volume of activity. The chapter includes an objective and policies, and associated methods of implementation. Principal reasons and an explanation are included, along with the performance monitoring indicator. The anticipated environmental results are also included.
This chapter deals with the effects of use and development on natural resources, conservation of natural resources, features, processes, ecosystems, heritage, access and amenity values in the coastal marine area. The coastal marine area is defined as the area of sea from the line of Mean High Water Springs to 12 nautical miles off the coast. Although there are many issues that cross the boundary between land and sea, matters that relate to dry land in the coastal environment are addressed in Part II of the Plan.
The following issues are addressed:
In relation to all of these issues, there are objectives and policies; methods of implementation; principal reasons and explanation; performance monitoring indicators and anticipated environmental results.
This chapter deals with aquaculture development in the coastal marine area of the District. Aquaculture development is expected to have significant social, cultural and economic benefits for the District. It is also the activity likely to cause the greatest degree of change in the coastal marine area of the District in the immediate future.
This chapter deals with issues relating to both natural hazards, and hazardous substances. Natural hazards are naturally occurring processes or events and can have significant impact on the coastal marine area. The principal concern is where an area, or its quality or character, is reduced by natural coastal processes.
The presence of hazardous substances in the coastal marine area is limited to fuel and cargo in vessels transiting the area, and also to the minor vessel refuelling installations at the District's ports. Other possible sources are in waste or effluent requiring disposal, or future undersea resource investigation or extraction processes.
The issues in respect of the two matters are identified as are the objective and policies. Methods of implementation; principal reasons and explanation; anticipated environmental results and performance monitoring indicators are included.
Issues relating to noise in the coastal marine area are addressed in this chapter. Noise comes from various sources including the following: vessel noise; recreational noise; port activities; machinery used on the beach (such as grooming); offshore operations and natural sources such as wind and wave noise.
The principal issue is the effect of noise on natural character, wildlife and amenity values; and also on people's enjoyment of the coastal marine area environment.
The chapter includes an objective and policies; methods of implementation; principal reasons and explanation; performance monitoring indicators and anticipated environmental results.
This chapter contains the rules that apply in the coastal marine area. This is defined as the area of sea from the line of Mean High Water Springs to 12 nautical miles off the coast. The rules include occupation within the coastal marine area and associated structures for a range of purposes.
This chapter includes guidelines for the information that may be required to accompany coastal permit applications for activities in the coastal marine area (except for discharges - refer to Chapter 37). The matters listed will not be relevant to every application, nor is it an exhaustive list. The obligation remains with applicants to provide sufficient information to meet the requirements of Section 88 and the Fourth Schedule of the Act.
The sections within this chapter are as follows: