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Our Regulatory Stewardship Strategy 2018

Publication date:  November 2018
Publication reference number:  ME 1390

This report assesses how well we are developing and maintaining the regulatory regimes we are responsible for, including the state of each piece of legislation, any plans for amendments, and our view of important emerging issues.

This is third report we have produced and follows a 2015 Government instruction to the seven main regulatory departments to publish such assessments annually, to ensure they are fulfilling their regulatory stewardship responsibilities under section 32 of the State Sector Act 1988.

The regulatory regime covered by the Ministry includes air quality, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, marine (coast and Exclusive Economic Zone), resource management (including land and urban), hazardous substances and new organisms, and resource efficiency.

If you have feedback on our regulatory stewardship strategy, please email