Anticipated Environmental Result Link to Policy Indicator Data Source
By 2017, water quality in the open sea is generally suitable for the specified Values at all times. Water quality in estuary areas is no worse than it was prior to this Plan becoming operative. Coastal Policy: 8-6
  • Measured water quality compared to water quality targets in Schedule I, especially measures for “safe swimming”, “safe food gathering” and “aquatic ecosystem health”
  • Incidents where water quality in the CMA is confirmed as unfit for use
  • Regional Council’s state of environment water quality monitoring programme
  • Regional Council’s incidents database
Except for change because of natural processes, or as a result of activities authorised by this Plan or a resource consent, by 2017 the characteristics/values of outstanding landscapes and natural features identified in the CMA (Schedule F) will be in the same state as (or better than) before this Plan became operative. Coastal Policies: 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, 8-4 and 8-5
  • Number of Schedule G outstanding landscapes and natural features in the CMA where identified characteristics/values have been damaged
  • Outstanding landscapes and natural features characteristics/ values assessment survey
  • Regional Council’s incidents database
  • Regional Council’s SED (Subdivision Enquiry Database)
  • Territorial Authority district plans
  • Territorial Authority consent decisions
By 2017, there will be a net reduction in the damage to property or infrastructure as a result of coastal erosion, the effects of sandstorms or sea level rise* in the coastal environment. Coastal Policies: 8-1, 8-4
  • Coastal erosion/accretion
  • Confirmed incidents of property or infrastructure damage
  • Regional Council’s state of environment land monitoring programme
  • Regional Council and Territorial Authority incidents databases
  • Land use mapping
  • Sustainable Land Use Initiative implementation reports (two-yearly)