Ministerial Inquiry Land Use

Ministry for the Environment

Ministerial inquiry land use

OPENED 13 MARCH 2023  |  CLOSES 6 APRIL 2023


This inquiry will look at past and existing land-uses. It will investigate:

  • storm damage and its causes
  • current practices
  • regulatory and policy settings


It will include the impact of storm damage caused by woody debris (including forestry slash) and sediment on communities, livestock, buildings, and the environment. It will also look at associated economic drivers and constraints.