Special Resource Management Act Workshop

A half-day workshop on the Resource Management Act.

A special workshop aimed at upskilling and updating people in RMA processes. EDS specialists will presented an overview of the law including recent amendments and will give practical advice on how to prepare and present effective submissions.

The workshop also updated attendees on the notified Auckland Unitary Plan, identified areas of environmental interest and outlined the special engagement processes for communities.

Presentations

Overview of the RMA
Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, EDS

  • purpose & principles
  • role of national policy statements & national environmental standards
  • Role of Ministers
  • Role of Councils
  • Hierarchy of policies and plans
  • Types of consents and activity status
  • Provisions relevant to tangata whenua

The plan-making process and how to get involved in the Auckland Unitary Plan

Nicola de Wit, Lawyer, EDS

  • Overview of the normal plan-making process
  • How the Auckland Unitary Plan process differs
  • Making an effective submission
  • Presenting your case at the hearing
  • Use of expert witnesses
  • Presenting an effective case
  • What the Panel considers in reaching a decision (and does not consider)
  • Rights of appeal
  • When the plan takes effect

Biodiversity provisions of the proposed plan

Marie Brown, Senior Policy Analyst, EDS

  • Highlight key provisions relevant to biodiversity
  • Provide some critique of key strengths and weaknesses

Coastal and marine provisions of  proposed plan (6.2MB)
Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, EDS

  • Highlight key provisions relevant to the coast
  • Provide some critique of key strengths and weaknesses
Last updated at 10:17AM on May 1, 2015