This section provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the primary governing and decision-making authorities under the RMA.
Roles and responsibilities
In this section
Central government has responsibilities to administer the Resource Management Act 1991, provide national direction and respond to national priorities to do with managing the environment and environmental issues.
The roles and responsibilities of territorial authorities (city and district councils) and regional councils under the RMA.
The Minister's responsibilities and powers under the RMA.
Information about the review of Environment Canterbury and the Ministerial review into the performance of the Far North District Council.