A Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy
The Government has developed a Resource Strategy for minerals and petroleum.
Its vision is a world-leading environmentally and socially responsible minerals and petroleum sector that delivers affordable and secure resources, for the benefit of current and future New Zealanders.
A draft Resource Strategy that was released for public consultation was the subject of 546 submissions from a range of Treaty partners, environmental groups, the oil and gas sector, the minerals and quarry sector, research institutes and the general public.
The finalised 10-year Strategy articulates the Government’s long term vision for the minerals and petroleum sector in New Zealand and supports the transition to a low emissions future and a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy.
The Strategy is centred around three themes:
- A low carbon economy
- Growing a productive, sustainable, and inclusive economy
- Social responsibility
The final Strategy, an overview of the Strategy and a summary of the submissions received is available below.
Review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991
The Government is carrying out a review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991.
It wants to ensure the Act’s settings contribute to mining that responsibly balances environmental, social, and economic considerations and meets the evolving needs of New Zealand’s society.
The review is one of the actions the Government is undertaking to realise the vision in the 10-year Resource Strategy of a world-leading environmentally and socially responsible minerals and petroleum sector that delivers affordable and secure resources, for the benefit of current and future New Zealanders.
A discussion document has been released for consultation and the closing date for submissions is 20 December.