This page reports on the national instruments driving plan-making processes.
Local authorities may need to change their plans and policy statements to make sure they are consistent with and/or give effect to national instruments (such as national environmental standards and national policy statements).
- 9 per cent of all plan-making processes were identified as being driven by the need to be consistent with or give effect to national instruments.
- The following national instruments were the most frequently cited drivers of plan-making processes:
- New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement – 18 per cent
- National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management – 17 per cent
- National Policy Statement for Electricity Transmission – 15 per cent.
Drill down into the data using our data tool.
Download the complete dataset for plan-making [Excel, 545 KB].
Limitations and local authority practices
- An individual plan-making process may relate to more than one national instrument.
- Due to the differing nature of previous survey data, no meaningful comparisons between current and previous data can be made.
- One local authority did not provide data on the preparation of policy statements and plans, changes and variations.