The Resource Management Act is the main piece of legislation that sets out how we should manage our environment. It is based on the idea of the sustainable management of our resources and encourages communities and individuals to plan for the future of our environment.
All local authorities in New Zealand are required to produce a “Plan” e.g. in Tauranga’s case, the City Plan. The City Plan specifies the rules relating to development or use of land within a TCC’s authorised jurisdiction. There are some activities that may be specifically authorised by the Resource Management Act or may be Permitted Activities authorised by rules within the City Plan.
Any activities that are not permitted by the Resource Management Act or by a rule in the City Plan require a Resource Consent before they can be carried out.
For more information on Environmental Planning and Resource Consents please:
- Refer to Building and Renovation - Tauranga City Council website
- Contact a Council Environmental Planner.
Refer to the remainder of this section for requirements relating to natural hazards, man-made hazards, infrastructure development and off-site effects.
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