Surfbreak Protection Society
Surfbreak Protection Society

Our media Store of Environment Court Appeals, Submissions, Reports, and Associated Surf break Related Papers.
(page under construction and continually added to)

Freshwater submission COVER WIAL sub cover SPS vs POL
SPS Submission on Clean Water 2017. The use and enjoyment of surf breaks is protected under the NZCPS, yet this is not enforced for some 479 identified N.Z. surf breaks. Wherever a surf break occurs at or near, a river mouth, it is the responsibility of councils to ensure clean water… SPS submission opposing the WIAL Airport
extension and swell focus reef consent
Surfbreak Protection Society vs
Otago Regional Council(Port Otago)
Env Court mediated settlement.
Outcome: Real time monitoring of Nationally Significant surf breaks with robust adaptive management plan in place to actively avoid potential adverse effects.
Matt thesis Whangamata_Bar_Report_cover NZCPS 2010
Matt Skellern et al guide to surf breaks
in N.Z.  legal – planning framework
The SPS report on impacts of Maintenance
dredging on the Whangamata Bar
 The NZCPS incorporates specific policy for the protection of surf breaks(policy 16), a schedule of 17 nationally significant surf breaks that may be added to over time, and  direction to Regional and District Councils to identify and map regionally significant surf breaks.
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