The Pauatahanui Inlet Community Trust was established in May of 2002. It was charged with the responsibility of facilitating the implementation of the Pauatahanui Inlet Action Plan: Towards Integrated Management.
The Vision Statement in the Plan is:
“The Pauatahanui Inlet and its catchment will be managed to -
Enhance the quality of the environment by protecting the integrity of existing ecosystems and by restoring degraded ecosystems wherever possible.
enable people to enjoy recreational activities and to undertake economic activities without compromising the reasonably foreseeable needs of present and future generations.
This can only be achieved by management agencies and the community working together”.