A Submission by Te Kōkiringa Taumata | New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

Te Kokiringa Taumata | New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) welcomes the opportunity to present this feedback on the proposed National Policy Statement for Natural Hazard Decision-making (NPS-NHD).

NZPI members have a wealth of experience in managing natural hazards under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), in the absence of national direction. We understand the policy and practical issues that face practitioners planning to manage risk from natural hazards in a pro-active way. We also have experience planning in the aftermath of natural disasters, when hindsight provides an opportunity to learn how to do things better next time. This submission offers practical feedback, applying an implementation lens, to the proposed NPS-NHD.