New Zealand Coastal Conference 2004
New Zealand Coastal Conference - Development and Conservation of our Coasts and Lakesides
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The New Zealand Coastal Conference brought together resource management professionals, real estate professionals, lawyers, planners, conservationists, Māori, developers, local and regional government, landscape architects, coastal specialists and those with an interest in our coastal areas and lakeshores.
As development pressure increases, our coast and lakeshores are the most difficult areas to manage. The aim of the conference was to address how we allow for peoples' desire to be near the coast without destroying the qualities that make it special. How do we best protect outstanding landscapes? Is the current toolkit up to the task? How well are we doing compared with other places? This event was designed to get beyond complaining about the problem and to focus on solutions. It profiled examples of best practice for coastal subdivision and development, drawn from local and international experience and provided an opportunity for participants to workshop solutions.
Delegates heard from a range of speakers, including, Olwyn Crimp, Executive Director, Planning Division of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency; Hon John Tamihere, then Associate Minister for Māori Affairs; Don Lyon, Managing Director of the Management Services Consulting Group at Beca; Dr Morgan Williams, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment; Hon Chris Carter, Minister of Conservation and John Greenwood, Coastal Specialist, Bayleys Real Estate.
The input from the conference workshops were used to develop the best practice guidelines written by Raewyn Peart, The Community Guide to Coastal Development, released in 2004.
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