9.4.1 Management considerations
Processes for review and amendments of the management plan are provided for in sections 47 and 48 of the National Parks Act 1980.
A review of the plan as a whole or in part may be initiated at any time by the Director-General after consultation with the Conservation Board. The plan as a whole must be reviewed not later than 10 years after its approval, although the Minister may extend this period.
Amendments to the plan may be initiated at any time by the Director-General after consultation with the Conservation Board. Every amendment must be carried out in accordance with sections 47 and 48 of the National Parks Act 1980. However, where the proposed amendment is of such a nature that the Director-General and the Conservation Board consider that it will not materially affect the plan's objectives or policies, a simpler process may be used. In such a case, section 46(5) of the National Parks Act will apply and no formal public consultation will be required.
- To ensure that this management plan is a current and effective planning document.
- The Department will initiate a review or an amendment to the plan under one or more of the following circumstances:
- when changes to General Policy, Conservation Management Strategy or legislation represent a significant departure from the provisions of the plan;
- when plan monitoring indicates that provisions in the plan are impractical or have been superseded by new information or evidence;
- where a significant concession application is received where the plan does not provide for the activity, it may be more appropriate to review the plan
- when new information comes to light on a key management issue; or
- no later than 10 years from the date of approval.
- The Department will meet with the Taranaki/Whanganui Conservation Board and with Whanganui River Māori Trust Board and other representatives of tāngata whenua at periodic intervals (at least once every 18 months) to review implementation of the management plan.