About the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities 2016

This page provides information on the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities 2016.

It replaces the current 2008 version on 1 January 2017.

Link to the NESTF 2016

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016 [New Zealand Legislation website]

About the NESTF 2016

On January 1 2017, the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities 2016 (NESTF 2016) will replace the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities 2008 (NESTF 2008).

NESTF 2016 will provide greater national consistency in the rules surrounding the deployment of telecommunications infrastructure across New Zealand, while ensuring environmental effects are minimised and managed appropriately. It will widen the scope of the NESTF 2008 framework by classifying more activities related to the installation of telecommunications infrastructure as permitted. This means that subject to meeting prescribed conditions, network operators will not need to seek resource consent for the installation of a wider range of telecommunications equipment.

Supporting documents

A user guide to support the implementation of the NESTF 2016 is currently being finalised and will be released as soon as possible following the NESTF 2016 coming into effect on 1 January 2017.

Related publications

Report of the outcome evaluation of the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities 2008

Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities: Discussion document

Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities: Report on submissions

Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities: Recommendations for proposed amendments

Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities: Preliminary evaluation under section 32 of the Resource Management Act 1991

Report of the outcome evaluation of the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities

Environmental effects of implementing ultra fast broadband and mobile infrastructure

Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities:  Review of (Māori) cultural benefits and costs

Reviewed:
23/12/16