WRPS supports the key outcome areas for responding to climate change: Coastal investment and developing coastal management plans to respond to coastal erosion; Increasing permanent native forests; Increasing the numbers of street trees in urban areas, especially native trees; Address the issues of toxic burden from closed landfills (however it is inadequate to only protect 4 of the council’s 85 closed coastal landfills). WRPS supports the extension as well as an increase in the Natural Environment Targeted Rate and Water Quality Targeted Rate. We feel it is needed to have specific plans to clean up important West coast areas such as lagoons and that appropriate management includes the serious involvement of Tangata Whenua. WRPS calls for increased funding and continued active management of pest and threatened species to be able to maintain and increase our native forests.