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A guide to section 32 of the Resource Management Act

Publication date:  April 2017
Publication reference number:  ME 1304

The Resource Management Amendment Act 2013 introduced new requirements under section 32. This guide explains these requirements and helps practitioners and decision-makers undertake good practice section 32 evaluations.
The guide focuses on local authority plans and policies, including regional policy statements, plans, and plan changes. It covers proposals on any RMA planning issue and of any scale or significance.

This guide was updated in April 2017 to reflect amendments to section 32 made through the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. These changes require section 32 reports to summarise advice received from iwi authorities about the proposal under Schedule 1 of the RMA, and responses to that advice.