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A draft guide to the collaborative planning process for designations, heritage orders, and notices of requirement under the Resource Management Act 1991

Publication date:  June 2017
Publication reference number:  ME 1312

This guidance is for territorial authorities considering, or undertaking, a collaborative planning process to review, prepare or change a proposed plan, which will include addressing designations, heritage orders or notices of requirement. It will also be of use to requiring authorities, where a collaborative planning process is about to begin, when considering whether or not to be part of the collaborative group.

This guidance should only be read in conjunction with the full collaborative planning process guidance: A guide to the collaborative planning process under the Resource Management Act 1991.

Both guides are published as drafts so users can provide feedback on their content before they are finalised. If you would like to provide feedback please email The guides will be finalised in June 2018.