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Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities: Preliminary evaluation under section 32 of the Resource Management Act 1991

Publication date:  March 2015
Publication reference number:  ME 1175

The Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment sought feedback on proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities (NESTF) between 3 March and 17 April 2015.

As required by section 32 of the RMA, a preliminary assessment of the proposed amendments was undertaken to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and risk of introducing the proposed amendments. This assessment found that, on balance, the benefits of implementing the proposed amendments are likely to exceed the costs.