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Report of the outcome evaluation of the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities

Publication date:  March 2015
Publication reference number:  ME 1176

The Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations (NESTF) came into force in 2008. This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the NESTF to assess whether it is achieving its objectives.

Overall the evaluation found that the NESTF has achieved its objectives but there is a risk that the regulations will lose their fitness for purpose as the telecommunications landscape is evolving rapidly.