III. MECHANISMS FOR INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS INTO AGRICULTURAL POLICY
D. Environmental policy
3. Environmental inputs to resource and regional development planning
The Department of Environment continues to promote a comprehensive and holistic approach to development planning by incorporating environmental factors into land-use plans such as regional plans, master plans, structure plans, local plans or resource development plans.
Environmental considerations are integrated into the development planning process to give due emphasis to the need for sustainable development. The function of the Department of Environment is to gazette regulations and orders, and issue licences to regulate the discharge of wastes.