Public consultation and hui on the proposed NPSIB was held in 2019 and 2020. See Proposed NPSIB for more information on the 2019-2020 consultation.
In June 2022 Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity), Hon James Shaw, released an exposure draft of the NPSIB for targeted consultation.
The purpose of the exposure draft was to test the workability of the NPSIB provisions with key groups. It incorporated feedback from the public consultation and hui held in 2019 and 2020.
The targeted consultation on the exposure draft closed on 21 July. Officials will now analyse submissions and feedback. Policy change recommendations will be provided to Minister Shaw for decisions before the final policy goes to Cabinet to consider for gazettal.