View the Wellington Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) 2019.


The Wellington CMS describes the conservation values present in Wellington and provides guidance for DOC's work in the form of a vision, objectives, outcomes for Places, policies and milestones and translating DOC's strategic outcomes to Wellington.

The major themes identified in this CMS are engagement with tangata whenua and the community, partnering with others to deliver conservation and restoration of indigenous biodiversity. The CMS has been developed through a lengthy public process and is the result of input from many.

This CMS remains operative unless formally reviewed in full or in part or amended.

Volume I includes the following:

  • Part One: Vision, objectives, policies and milestones for the Wellington region, and other specific policies that address legislative and Conservation General Policy requirements
  • Part Two: Outcomes, policies and milestones for places
  • Part Three: Implementation monitoring and reporting and review
  • Glossary

Volume II includes the Appendices and Volume III includes maps and a public land inventory.

This CMS became operative on 20 January 2019.

Publication information

Published by the Department of Conservation.

Volume I

ISBN 978-1-98-851481-9 (web)

ISBN 978-1-98-851482-6 (print)

Volume II Appendices

ISBN 978-1-98-851483-3 (web)

ISBN 978-1-98-851484-0 (print)

Volume III Maps

ISBN 978-1-98-851485-7 (web)

ISBN 978-1-98-851486-4 (print)


Te Papaioea / Palmerston North Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   28 North Street
Palmerston North 4410
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11010
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
Kapiti Wellington Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Address:   13b Wall Place
Porirua 5022
Postal Address:   PO Box 5086
Wellington 6140
Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   220 South Road
Masterton 5885
Postal Address:   220 South Road
Masterton 5885

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