This channel features digital training on resource management, including RM Reform, spatial planning, stewardship, the RLAA, the RMA, asset management, and much more.
Spatial Planning Symposium
The purpose of the symposium is to know what the SPA means for your planning functions and land use throughout New Zealand. What the opportunities are and where do the issues lie? Stuart Crosby, President, LGNZ will start by giving an overview of the Resource Management Act reforms. Jason Krupp, Deputy Chief Executive Advocacy, LGNZ will then launch the Sense Partners Report and share the high-level findings. Our panel of experts will then zero in on the specific features of the SPA and share their insights and views. Our experts are: Blair Bowcott, Executive Director Special Projects, Hamilton City Council; Benno Blaschke, Principal Policy Advisor, LGNZ, Kirdan Lees, Partner, Sense Partners; and Peter Nunns, Principal Economist, NZ Infrastructure Commission. Following the expert presentations, we will then seek your views and thoughts as part of an interactive, robust discussion, led by Jason Krupp. We fully expect we won’t cover everything we need to in this one session to develop, confirm and refine our collective thinking. We see this as a first step, to help inform future discussion and presentations on the SPA, as the Resource Management Act reforms pick-up speed.
Stewardship - Looking After Your Assets
The pipes, the pipes are calling…Communities have a right to infrastructure that works, and it’s up to you to plan for that and provide for it – so how well is your council doing at identifying the risks around providing resilient infrastructure and factoring them into the equation? Join Sue Wells on this journey through stewardship in local government.
Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017
The Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (RLAA) introduces significant changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), which are intended to improve alignment and integration across the resource management system, enable more proportional and adaptable processes, and promote robust, durable decision-making. The changes to the RMA include, but are not limited to, new plan-making pathways, housing related changes (consents), increased Māori Participation/Mana Whakahono a Rohe, new national direction - National Planning Standards, and the removal of financial contribution provisions. These changes will have an impact on all territorial, regional and unitary authorities’ strategic and operation policies, and elected officials have an important role in making and reviewing a range of these policies.