Regional Coastal Environment Plan for the Canterbury Region

The Regional Coastal Environment Plan for the Canterbury Region aims to promote the sustainable management of the natural and physical resources of the Canterbury coastal environment.

Development materials for the Regional Coastal Environment Plan for the Canterbury Region, including documents surrounding plan changes, have been archived.  Please contact customer services if you wish to access any of this material.

The plan consists of three volumes:

Schedule of changes to the Regional Coastal Environment Plan~~
June 2015, Chapter 9: Coastal Hazards
Under the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery (CER) Act several provisions in Chapter 9 were amended. Read the amendments here.
Coastal Hazards Maps relating to greater Christchurch territorial authorities were updated: maps for Christchurch, Banks Peninsula, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts were reissued as Volume 3 of the RCEP. View the re-issued maps here.
November 2015, Provisions and maps relating to Lyttelton Port
The Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan directed amendments to some RCEP provisions and maps in Volume 2. To view the amendments click here.
April 2016, Map Volume 2
Under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act maps showing the location of the Avon River Mouth and the Coastal Marine Area boundary within this area were amended. These maps can be seen here.