Developing the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities

This page outlines the sequence of events in the development of the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities.

Timeline of events 

Year

What happened

Publication links

2007

Discussion document released on the proposed National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities (NESTF) for public consultation.

Proposed National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities: Discussion document

Report released on submissions received on the proposed NESTF.

Proposed National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities: Report on submissions

2008

The NESTF 2008 was came into effect.

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2008 [New Zealand Legislation website]

 

Proposed National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities: Resource Management Act: Section 32 analysis of costs and benefits

 

Regulatory impact statement: National Environmental Standard for Telecommunications Facilities

 

Cabinet Paper: Proposed National Environmental Standard for Telecommunications Facilities

2009

NESTF 2008 users' guide was published.

National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities users' guide

2013

A review of the NESTF 2008 was conducted and found that while it was largely meeting its objectives, it was becoming out of date in the rapidly developing telecommunications landscape.

Report of the outcome evaluation of the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities published March 2015

 

2016

As a result of the 2013 review, amendments to the NESTF 2008 were proposed and public consultation undertaken.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities 2008: Report on submissions

Following the public consultation period, the NESTF 2016 was finalised.

Section 32 report: Proposed Amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities: Evaluation under section 32 of the Resource Management Act 1991

 

Regulatory impact statement: Updating the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities

 

Cabinet paper: Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016

2017

NESTF 2016 came into force on 1 January 2017

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

Reviewed:
19/05/17