The Ministry for the Environment has released the National Monitoring System (NMS) data for the year ending 30 June 2018.
The NMS collects detailed information from local authorities on functions, tools and processes they are responsible for under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). It provides transparency to the New Zealand public on how councils are fulfilling their duties under the RMA. It also provides important insights into how RMA processes are working, what can be improved and where further development is needed.
In addition to the complete dataset, summarised information is available on the following topics:
- Resource consents
- Complaints, compliance, monitoring and enforcement
- Māori participation
- Council resourcing for plan-making processes, processing resource consents, monitoring, compliance and enforcement