An Introduction to Resource Consents is part of NZPI’s CPD Resource Consent Stream. It is designed to provide the participants with a general introduction to the resource consent process and requirements under the Resource Management Act 1991(RMA). This workshop is aimed at recent graduates, professionals with limited knowledge of the RMA and the consent process, and people new to the New Zealand planning system.
This one-day workshop draws on Lee’s extensive experience, including as an Independent Hearing Commissioner and covers all the relevant issues arising from the 2020 amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991. It is based around up-to-date case studies, interactive examples and exercises drawing on the relevant case law and how these should be applied in practice, including:
The rational planning model and how this is applied to plan making under the Resource Management Act 1991
Wallace vs Auckland Council  NZHC 3095
Trilane Industries Ltd v Queenstown Lakes District Council  NZHC 1647
Gabler v Queenstown Lakes District Council 2017 NZHC 2086
Davison v Marlborough District Council 2017
Tasti v Auckland Council 2016
Sutton v Environment Canterbury 2014
EDS vs King Salmon 2014
Watercare Services v AC 2011
Northcote Manistreet Inc V North Shore City Council 2004
Learning outcomes:A general understanding
How plan are developed under the RMA
How to Develop effective Assessment of Environmental Effects which meet the requirements of the 4th schedule
How to apply s.88 and when to request further information or commission reports under s.92.
Determining whether an application should proceed on a notified (public or limited) or non-notified bases under the RMA
How to clearly communicate the reasons for your recommendations to the decision maker
Substantial decision making under s.104 and s.104D
Develop effective and enforceable conditions
This workshop is aimed at recent graduates, professionals with limited knowledge of the RMA and the consent process, and people new to the New Zealand planning system.
Dr Lee Beattie
Dr Lee Beattie is urban planner and designer with over 25 years professional experience in an extensive range of urban planning and design issues. He has work in both local government and private practice and is currently a Hearing Commissioner for Auckland Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council, Deputy Head of the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning and Director of the University’s Urban design Programme.
Introduction to Resource Consents is part of NZPI’s CPD Resource Consent Stream. It is designed to provide the participants with a general introduction to the resource consent process and requirements under the Resource Management Act 1991(RMA).
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Friday 5 August.
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