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Compliance, monitoring and enforcement by local authorities under the Resource Management Act 1991 report

Publication date:  November 2016
Publication reference number:  ME 1251

This report has been produced by the Ministry for the Environment based on recently held conversations with representatives from councils and stakeholders on their processes and data collected as part of the National Monitoring System and the RMA Survey of Local Authorities.

This report:

  • informs our work in assessing the effectiveness of policy behind compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • informs councils' compliance, monitoring and enforcement practice - by providing examples of other councils' activities and outlining the strengths and weaknesses of certain approaches
  • informs the content of the data request set to all councils annually through the National Monitoring System
  • enables the public to better understand how councils carry out compliance, monitoring and enforcement.