National planning standards have been introduced to improve the consistency of council plans and policy statements. Some minor changes have been made to the first set of national planning standards.
This page has the first set of national planning standards incorporating the changes and supporting information. It also has a list of the changes.
First set of national planning standards with changes incorporated
National planning standards (first set)
The Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Conservation released the first set of national planning standards on 05 April 2019. They came into force on 3 May 2019.
See RMA plans will be easier to make and understand [Beehive website].
Minor changes have been made to the first set of National Planning Standards. They constitute minor wording changes, changes to unique identifiers and map colour and symbol descriptions, and corrections to numbering, punctuation, layout, and grammar. There is a change to the meaning of the definition of “net site area” and minor corrections to other definitions.
Briefing to Ministers: Minor changes to the National Planning Standards and delegation for future minor changes
Supporting information for the first set
Guidance for 2K electronic accessibility and functionality standard — data standards
Guidance for implementing data standards on open data (16.A.2ci-ii) is available from data.govt.nz. This website provides information on creative commons licences, clarifies what machine readable, non-proprietary format means and provides step by step guides for listing/uploading datasets.
Guidance for implementing the datums and projections standards (16.A.2ciii-iv) is available from linz.govt.nz. This includes information on the New Zealand Geodetic Datum and New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000 and New Zealand Vertical Datum 2016. It also includes specific guidance for local authorities on convert existing datum to NZVD 2016. LINZ are available to support councils in this process.