A one-day workshop designed to provide participants with the skills they need to run an effective plan making process, using a variety of teaching techniques including case studies, exercises and group discussions.
PM3 is part of the plan making stream of CPD.
This workshop draws on presenter Gina Sweetman’s extensive experience, and covers plan changes and reviews in a post-National Planning Standard world, the 2017 amendments to the RMA which introduce two new plan making routes, case law, case studies from plan reviews, including:
Waikato – Tainui Te Kauhanganui v Hamilton City Council NZHC 896 
Residents Association Inc v Wellington City Council  NZHC 644
Palmerston North City Council v Motor Machinists Ltd  NZRMA 519
Clearwater Resort Limited v Christchurch City Council HC Christchurch AP34/02, 14 March 2003 (HC)
Kapiti Coast District Council
Hutt and Upper Hutt City Councils
Wellington City Council
Auckland City Council
Porirua City Council
Wellington Regional Council
Ministry for the Environment oversight
The role of project management in plan review processes
The role of elected representatives and senior management in plan review processes
Develop effective consultation strategies for community engagement during the plan making process
Deal with the legal effect of rules and their impact of the plan making process
Understand the submission and further submission process and how these impact of the plan making process
Develop effective report writing and presentation skills for plan making
Understand the notice of requirement process
It assumes a reasonable level of skills and knowledge of the topic, and will appeal to planners with several years of experience who are leading or involved with plan review and change processes.
Gina Sweetman is an experienced planner with a wide range of experience, having worked for over 26 years in local and central government and currently private practice. She has a strong knowledge of all aspects of the RMA, with particular strengths in policy review and development, training, statutory planning and implementing best RMA practice into everyday practice.
Gina is also an experienced accredited Hearings Commissioner, appointed Development Contributions Commissioner and NZPI Distinguished Service Award recipient.
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