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

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Percentage of new plans or plan changes that incorporated national direction set in policy statements or environmental standards

23%

21%

34%

34%

The main national instruments that triggered these processes, by percentage*

New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement

38%

41%

42%

35%

National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management

36%

39%

35%

31%

National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

-

-

-

19%

National Policy Statement on Renewable Electricity Generation

- 23% 15%

-

National Policy Statement on Electricity Transmission

34%

-

-

-

 

 *The percentage of plan-making processes incorporating national direction that involve each instrument. The highest three percentages for each year are shown.

Reviewed:
15/03/19