RMA plans will be easier to make and understand

Date:  05 April 2019

Media release from Environment Minister David Parker 

Plans will be easier to prepare, use and understand under the Resource Management Act (RMA) with the release of new National Planning Standards. 

Environment Minister David Parker said the move would reduce compliance costs and address criticisms that RMA plans are unduly complex. 

“Standardising the format of local government plans made under the RMA and the definitions used in them is a step forward,” David Parker said at the New Zealand Planning Institute’s Conference today. 


Read more on the Beehive website

First set of national planning standards and supporting information