National instruments driving plan-making processes

This page reports on the national instruments driving plan-making processes.  

RMA requirements

Local authorities may need to change their plans and policy statements to make sure they are consistent with and/or give effect to national instruments (such as national environmental standards and national policy statements).

Plan-making processes and national direction instruments




Of processes to make or change plans, the percentage that were for delivering national direction set in national policy statements or national environmental standards

9% 23%
The main national instruments that triggered these processes, by percentage

New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement

18% 9% 

National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management



National Policy Statement on Electricity Transmission

15% N/A

National Policy Statement on Renewable Electricity Generation

N/A 5%