Have your say on the first set of National Planning Standards

Have your say on the first set of National Planning Standards image

We are developing National Planning Standards to make council plans and policy statements under the RMA faster to prepare and easier for plan users to understand, compare and comply with.

We are now seeking detailed, evidence-based submissions on the draft first set. Before making a submission you should read the consultation document and the draft planning standards.

We recommend you also read:

  • the relevant part of the Section 32 evaluation report which sets  out our approach to each planning standard
  • our initial guidance where applicable
  • the impact summary which assesses different options for the first set of planning standards
  • the economic evaluation of the introduction of the first set of standards.

Submissions are due by 5.00pm on Friday 17 August  2018.

How to make a submission

To give us your feedback:

Read about the publishing and releasing of submissions 

We are holding regional hui for iwi and hapū to find out more about the draft first set of planning standards and raise any questions ahead of making a submission.

To register, email the hui you will be attending to nyssa.payne-harker@mfe.govt.nz





Fairfield House, 48 Van Diermen Street, Nelson

2pm, 21 June

New Plymouth

New Plymouth District Council, 84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth

2.30pm, 25 June


The Crown Hotel, 22A Waghorne St, Ahuriri, Napier

2.30pm, 26 June

Palmerston North

Palmerston North City Council Chambers, 32 The Square, Palmerston North

2.30pm, 27 June



20 July, time and venue to be confirmed


Auckland City Council, 135 Albert Street, Auckland

10am, 2 July


Ngati Wai Trust Board, 129 Port Road, Whangarei

10am, 3 July


Bill Gallagher Centre Room One, Wintec, Tristram Street, Whitiora

2pm, 3 July


Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Avenua, Tauranga

2.30pm, 4 July


Dunedin City Council, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin

2.30pm, 11 July


Environment Southland Council Chamber, Cnr North Rd and Price Street, Waikiwi, Invercargill

2.30pm, 12 July


Te Tatau o Te Arawa Office, 1194 Haupapa St, Rotorua.

2pm, 17 July


15 Fitzherbert St, Whataupoko, Gisborne, 4010

1pm, 26 July