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First Schedule process – time and costs

Publication date:  July 2008
Publication reference number:  CR 141

The Ministry commissioned this report to better understand the time and costs associated with plan changes processed under the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The report aimed to test the validity of criticisms raised by various parties, gain a better understanding of the constraints and issues, and get ideas from those involved in developing and processing plan changes about how the process could be improved.