When RESCCUE started, there were no intermediate-level planning documents available, i.e. between the municipal-area (urban planning) and territorial levels (Nouvelle-Calédonie 2025). The Southern Province wished to trial the feasibility and added value of a document that would not be legally binding but would define strategic policies and multi-use planning on the Great South.
RESCCUE hence developed a sustainable development plan for the Great South. The plan is based on and consolidates the above-mentioned planning documents, economic analyses as well as a study on ecotourism carried out by the project, plus the existing plans (such as the mining plan). As it was only produced at the very end of the project, it is premature to take stock of its use at this stage.