Following the election at the end of 2020, the Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity) Hon James Shaw became the Minister responsible for the delivery of the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity.
The Associate Minister for the Environment recently agreed to extend the timeframe for the delivery of the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity to the end of 2021 (the previous timeframe for delivery was April 2021).
The longer timeframe means the joint project team (Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation) can continue to work on an implementation plan to support the roll-out of the policy statement once it is finalised. It also allows for the development of an ‘exposure draft’ to enable testing of the drafting prior to the NPS being finalised.
- 26 November 2019 – Consultation opened
- 14 March 2020 – Consultation closed
- 31 August 2020 – Summary of submissions released
- Mid 2021 – Exposure draft
- End of 2021 – Gazettal