1 April 2019
Land Information New Zealand has released advice provided to the Minister for Land Information Eugenie Sage on options for ending tenure review, and proposed changes to how Crown pastoral land is regulated.
In February Minister Sage announced the Government would be ending the tenure review process. This is the mechanism by which Crown pastoral land can be sold to a leaseholder and areas with high ecological or other values can be transferred to the conservation estate.
Ending tenure review requires the Crown to take a stronger enduring stewardship role for the remaining pastoral estate and changes to the regulatory system have been proposed to support effective management of Crown pastoral land. Public consultation on these proposals was opened on 17 February, and closes on Friday 12 April.
The documents released today provide the public with an overview of the advice, the issues that were considered and potential solutions. Much of the advice helped form the discussion document ‘Enduring stewardship of Crown pastoral land’ which is currently being consulted on.
Due to the high level of public interest we have also published the December Cabinet paper “Release of the discussion document Enduring stewardship of Crown pastoral land” which was considered by the Cabinet Environment, Energy and Climate Committee.
The documents include:
Cabinet minute CBC-19-MIN-0001
Delivering better outcomes for Crown pastoral land (PDF 2MB) (already released)
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