Legislative Framework

Legislative Framework

Resource Management Act 1991

  • Part 2 – sustainable management, future generations, avoiding, remedying, mitigating effects
  • Particular regard to the effects of climate change
  • Hierarchy of planning instruments
  • Definition of “effects”
  • Gather information, monitor and keep records
  • Subdivision and resource consents
  • Emergency provisions


Local Government Act 2002

  • Main purpose “…to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities, in the present and for the future."
  • Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP)


Building Act 2004

  • Project information memorandum
  • Building on land subject to natural hazards


Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002


We already have the legislative framework, we just have to use it:

Local Government Act (LGA)

Building Act (BA)


Civil Defence Emergency Management Act (CDEMA)