News and Announcements

The Office of Planning (OP) is undertaking a comprehensive review of the State’s land use system.  Our goal is to seek improvements that would make the process more efficient and effective without compromising the original intent of the law: “preserve, protect, and encourage the development of the lands in the State for those uses to ...
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We’ve updated the “About Us” section of our Web site to include a section entitled, “History of Statewide Planning in Hawaii.” Have a look at


The Kane’ohe Bay Master Plan was published in May 1992.  It was developed by the Kane’ ohe Bay Master Plan Task Force. The Kane’ohe Bay Master Plan was initiated with the passage of Act 208, Session Laws of Hawaii 1990, which established the Kane’ohe Bay Master Planning Task Force to develop a comprehensive master plan for Kane’ohe Bay. The Kane’ohe Bay Master Plan ...
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The Hawaii Ocean Council is an inter-departmental collaboration between 14 State and County agencies. The Council was established in 2013 by Directors of State and County agencies, with unanimous support from federal and community partners. Their purpose is to facilitate greater coordination and implementation of the State’s ocean and coastal resource management priorities, as described ...
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Navigating the Permit Process:  Tips & Tools for Green Industry, Honolulu, Hawaii The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate the growth of the green industry sector in Hawaii through land use and environmental permitting training.  A US Economic Development Administration grant funded the workshop.