Objective 8-1, Policy 8-1 and the associated methods recognise the need for integrated management to facilitate better management across the jurisdictional line of MHWS. The coastal environment is a complex area to manage and not all issues can be addressed by any one agency.

The coast is a dynamic environment and the landward margins are intimately linked with natural processes such as waves, sediment and weather. Activities landward of MHWS significantly impact on the quality of the CMA through, for example, land use activities, public access and recreational activities, and economic or social uses of an area. Other chapters of this Plan, and provisions in district plans, will assist in managing the consequential effects of landward activities on the CMA.