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Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy

Under the Local Government Reform Act 2014, the Southern Regional Assembly is responsible for preparing and implementing the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region. Visit our Regional Planning page for more information.

The Southern Regional Assembly has prepared the RSES for the Southern Region covering 2019-31. The RSES provides a long-term, regional-level strategic planning and economic framework to support the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region.

The RSES is in the final stages of preparation.  To view the draft RSES documents please visit our Public Consultation section.