Delivering better outcomes for Crown pastoral land: Final decisions

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:

High country advice

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.

See Consultation on enduring stewardship of Crown pastoral land

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 full regulatory impact statement (RIS) that informed our advice to the Minister and Cabinet regarding the Cabinet paper is now available below [published 24 July 2020]

The Minister for Land Information introduced a Bill to Parliament in July 2020, to implement the proposed changes. The public will have an opportunity to comment on this Bill through the Select Committee process. The Bill can be found on the New Zealand Legislation website:

See Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill

The Cabinet paper Delivering better outcomes for Crown pastoral land: Final decisions is available below [published 24 July 2020].

Previous versions of the Cabinet paper and RIS, released on 19 December 2019 and 3 February 2020 respectively, are attached below.

Last Updated: 24 July 2020