On Monday 16 December 2019, Cabinet agreed to the recommendations outlined in the Cabinet paper Delivering better outcomes for Crown pastoral land: Final decisions.
This follows the Government’s decision in February 2019 to end tenure review and consult on further changes to improve the stewardship of Crown pastoral land. Advice that informed the February decision has already been released and published on our website:
The subsequent consultation on proposals set out in the discussion document Enduring Stewardship of Crown Pastoral Land resulted in more than 3000 submissions. As a result of these submissions, a number of changes have been made to the original proposals.
The proposed changes agreed by Cabinet take into account the Crown’s role as a long-term lessor and are intended to improve the way Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) administers Crown pastoral land.
The regulatory impact statement (RIS) that informed our advice to the Minister and Cabinet regarding the Cabinet paper is available below [published 3 February 2020]
The Minister for Land Information intends to introduce a Bill to Parliament in early 2020 to implement the proposed changes, and the public will have an opportunity to comment on this Bill through the Select Committee process.
The Cabinet paper Delivering better outcomes for Crown pastoral land: Final decisions is available below [published 19 December 2019].