The Ministry for the Environment has today released National Monitoring System (NMS) data for the year ending 30 June 2016.
The NMS requires councils, the Ministry for the Environment, the Environmental Protection Authority and Department of Internal Affairs to provide detailed data each year on the functions, tools, and processes that they are responsible for under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).
It provides transparency for the New Zealand public on how agencies are fulfilling their roles under the RMA. It also provides important insights on what parts of RMA processes are working well, what can be improved and where further policy is needed.
Data-sets and analysis have been published on the following topics.
- Resource consents
- Complaints, compliance, monitoring and enforcement
- Maori participation