Every two years local authorities participate in a survey to examine key aspects of the Resource Management Act (RMA) process.
This page provides information on:
The next RMA survey covers the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013. The survey questionnaire was released to local authorities on 15 June 2012. Responses will be collected from 1 to 30 July 2013.
The 2012/13 RMA Survey has been redesigned in consultation with representatives from regional, unitary and district councils to provide greater clarity around the purpose of the survey questions and to reduce the burden to councils in completing the survey.
Key improvements include:
A number of questions in previous surveys have been retained to ensure comparability over the different surveys (the 2012/13 RMA survey is the 11th survey since 1995).
View the 2012/13 RMA Survey advanced questionnaire (PDF, 517 KB)
The Ministry is developing an Implementation Framework for the RMA to create a systematic and transparent way to collect information about how local authorities implement the RMA. The framework will consist of two independent but interrelated projects: an Expectations System and a National Monitoring System.
The Expectations System will support the Minister in monitoring the performance of the RMA. This work will provide councils with greater transparency of what they are expected to achieve and how their performance will be measured.
Work is also underway to develop a National Integrated Monitoring System to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the RMA. The Monitoring System will provide a transparent and coordinated approach to the capture and sharing of nationally consistent and comparable information on the RMA. The project also seeks to achieve efficiencies in how information is captured and will integrate current national RMA monitoring processes.
The Ministry is working with a number of councils to develop a National Monitoring System for wider consultation in early 2013. For more information visit the Monitoring and Review Project web page.
The RMA survey:
The RMA survey report provides information about key RMA processes including:
The survey does not measure:
The comparisons drawn from the survey allow us to:
Last updated: 31 January 2013