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.


Responsibly Delivering Value – A Minerals and Petroleum Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand: 2019-2029 [PDF, 5.6 MB]

Strategy Overview A3 [PDF, 142 KB]

Summary of submissions [PDF, 3.9 MB]

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.

The Terms of Reference for the Crown Minerals Act Tranche Two Review [PDF, 289 KB]



Last updated: 27 August 2019