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Assessing the feasibility of housing development capacity for housing and business development capacity assessmentsOctober 2018This factsheet provides further guidance on assessing the feasibility of housing development capacity for local authorities that are completing their housing and business development capacity assessments. It clarifies the requirement assess the feasibility of housing development capacity based on current market conditions. Read more
National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity: Summary evaluation report of Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessments for high-growth urban areasJuly 2018This report evaluates the Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessments (HBAs) from the high-growth urban areas, and suggests how future HBAs can be improved. It aims to help those who are also producing a HBA, such as the medium-growth councils, as well as indicates to the high-growth councils where improvements can be made in future HBAs. Read more
Proposed policy for regulating decommissioning under the Exclusive Economic Zones and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012July 2018In 2017, the Government strengthened the regulatory framework for the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas structures and pipelines in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This includes a new requirement for operators to provide a decommissioning plan before applying for a decommissioning-related marine consent. Read more