Public Sector, Environment and Resources

Designations under the Resource Management Act 1991

on Wednesday, 08 June 2016. Posted in Public Sector, Environment and Resources

Under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) areas of land may be designated for public works or network utilities such as roads and reticulation services. A requiring authority must give notice to a territorial authority of its requirement for a designation. A designation can be processed by the territorial authority, lodged with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or directly referred to the Environment Court.

Our Resource Management team has created a flow chart outlining the various steps and stages in the designation process to assist with navigating the relevant sections of the RMA.

Download designations flowchart PDF

Brookfields Lawyers have experienced Resource Management lawyers who are able to assist you in understanding your obligations under the Resource Management Act 1991.  Contact Andrew Green, resource management lawyer and partner on (64) 979 2172 or 0508 Brookfields or .


This information is intended to be general in nature.  You are strongly recommended to seek your own legal advice in relation to the matters dealt with here.

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