This is an independent review of sections 6 and 7 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and other sections related to natural hazards.
In October 2011, the Government established an independent technical advisory group to review the principles in sections 6 and 7 of the RMA. Sections 6 and 7 list “matters of national importance” and “other matters” that have a substantial role in shaping and directing how the RMA’s purpose is given effect through planning and decision-making.
The terms of reference (PDF, 32 KB) for the report largely focussed on how sections 6 and 7 could be improved to reflect contemporary values and priorities and address current and emerging issues, such as managing natural hazard risks and urban and infrastructure development.
Find out more about the review of sections 6 and 7 of the RMA on our Resource Management Reform Phase II web page.
Last updated: 8 March 2013