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National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity: Exposure draft summary for urban development

The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) is an essential part of our response to biodiversity decline in Aotearoa. The NPSIB aims to protect, maintain and restore our indigenous biodiversity.  

The NPSIB works alongside the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD). The NPSIB includes policies that promote a certain amount of indigenous vegetation cover in urban environments and the NPS-UD recognises open space as a feature of a well-functioning urban environment. 

This information sheet supports the release of the NPSIB exposure draft. It is intended to assist with understanding the interactions between urban intensification and indigenous biodiversity national direction. It should be read alongside the exposure draft summary and the full exposure draft.  

The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) is an essential part of our response to biodiversity decline in Aotearoa. The NPSIB aims to protect, maintain and restore our indigenous biodiversity.  

The NPSIB works alongside the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD). The NPSIB includes policies that promote a certain amount of indigenous vegetation cover in urban environments and the NPS-UD recognises open space as a feature of a well-functioning urban environment. 

This information sheet supports the release of the NPSIB exposure draft. It is intended to assist with understanding the interactions between urban intensification and indigenous biodiversity national direction. It should be read alongside the exposure draft summary and the full exposure draft.