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 Resource Strategy will be used to inform a review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991.
The review of the legislation is to ensure it is fit for purpose to meet the needs of all New Zealanders and a discussion document is due to be released shortly.