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RMA - What Elected Members Need to Know

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117 Lambton Quay

Wellington, Wellington 6011

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The RMA is a crucial and complex piece of legislation for local government elected members and their communities. Come learn all about it!

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This interactive and informative course will give you a solid understanding of the RMA and your role in its implementation, enabling you to be confident and effective communicators and decision-makers.

There are many ways you might come into contact with the RMA as representatives of your communities. For instance, by contributing to decision-making on resource consent applications; making, reviewing and varying district plans; or enforcement matters and complaints. The scale and complexity of the issues and processes involved in RMA decision-making can vary widely, as can the degree to which people in your local communities may be impacted and involved.

Focus

In the workshop, you will focus on:

  • What is the RMA, and what is it meant to do?
  • How, where and why you may become directly involved with the RMA.
  • Key RMA documents and their relationship to each other.
  • How RMA plans intersect with other council documents, such as long term plans and annual plans.
  • Key RMA processes, including resource consents, plan making, and designations.
  • How the RMA and building consent processes interact.
  • How your community may get involved in RMA processes.
  • RMA terminology 101.
  • The importance of asking questions in RMA processes.
  • What’s on the horizon – expected changes to the RMA and how they may affect your council and communities.
  • What can happen if you don’t get it right.
  • Share stories about the RMA.

Target Audience

We recommend this workshop to elected members:

  • Of all ranges of experience and background, from first termers through to accredited RMA commissioners;
  • Who are interested in local environmental and planning issues;
  • Who may be considering undertaking the accreditation programme to become a planning commissioner.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Outline the key elements of the RMA in respect to the local government planning framework;
  • Review RMA processes that you may encounter as an elected member;
  • Describe how local RMA documents fit within other RMA policy, and plans and strategies developed under other Acts (such as the Local Government Act).
  • Participate effectively and appropriately at a governance level when RMA matters are in front of you; and
  • Display confidence when talking about RMA matters with fellow councillors, council staff and members of your communities.

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Local Government New Zealand

117 Lambton Quay

Wellington, Wellington 6011

New Zealand

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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