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National planning standards

Publication date:  November 2019
Publication reference number:  ME 1482

The first set of national planning standards provide national consistency for the structure, form, definitions and electronic accessibility of Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) plans and policy statements to make them more efficient and easier to prepare and use.

Some minor changes have been made since the standards were initially published in April 2019. These changes have been incorporated into this version of the national planning standards. The document linked below sets out the changes that have been made.

Minor changes to the national planning standards