'A way forward for national direction - 2016' is an updated list of topics that Government intends to address nationally using one of the RMA legislative tools. These legislative tools are national policy statements, national environmental standards and specific regulations.
Each topic will have its own formal development process, including public consultation and the chance to make a submission. The purpose of 'A way forward for national direction' is to give communities, businesses and councils more certainty about what national guidance is being progressed and when that guidance might be completed.
This list updates the previous list [PDF 3.84 MB] published in 2015.