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Draft proposal for a combined West Coast District Plan

June 2018

The Local Government Commission has published its draft proposal for a combined West Coast District Plan. The proposal would see the formation of a joint committee comprising members of the Buller, Grey and Westland district councils, the West Coast Regional Council and iwi, to be responsible for preparing and approving a new combined district plan.

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Draft Proposal document PDF (PDF, 3MB)

Draft Proposal document (Word) (DOCX, 336KB)

Media release

Public Notice


The Commission invited submissions in response to the draft proposal.  It received 38 written submissions. These can be read here:


The Commission held hearings in Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika on 30 and 31 May 2018. 

For further information see:

Media release: Commission: ‘no’ to amalgamation, ‘yes’ to combined district planning (6 December 2017)

Determination (PDF, 113KB)

West Coast decision paper (PDF, 990KB)

MartinJenkins financial and operational analysis report (PDF, 1.6MB)

Communities of Interest report (PDF, 2MB)

UMR public opinion survey (PDF, 911KB)

West Coast - Alternative reorganisation applications and other proposals for change