About the reporting for 2014/15

This page outlines the data available on local authorities' implementation of the RMA for 2014/15 and how it can be used.

What is available

The reporting on local authorities implementation of the RMA for 2014/15 consists of:

  • high-level findings (suitable for gaining a quick overview of aspects of local authorities’ implementation of the RMA)
  • an interactive data tool displaying selected 2014/15 data from the National Monitoring System (NMS) and selected historic data from the RMA Survey of Local Authorities
  • the complete National Monitoring System 2014/15 dataset available as a series of downloadable files.

Access to the complete 2014/15 dataset gives those with an interest in New Zealand’s resource management system an evidence base from which to conduct their own in-depth analysis.

How it can be used

Local authorities are encouraged to use the NMS data to fulfil their reporting and monitoring requirements such as:

  • internal and external reporting on functions and processes
  • State of the Environment monitoring (section 35(2)(a) of the RMA)
  • efficiency and effectiveness monitoring of policies, rules or other methods in policy statements or plans (section 35(2)(b) of the RMA)
  • monitoring the progress towards achieving the stated outcomes for the local authority area as detailed in your local authority's Long Tem Plan (Local Government Act 2002 monitoring and reporting requirements).
Reviewed:
14/06/16