The RMA Quality Planning Resource

Commissioners are delegated responsibility for carrying out statutory decision-making duties on a council’s behalf. It is vital that commissioners make sound decisions without any conflicts of interest that could open the path for challenges. This guidance note aims to provide best practice guidance to assist councils in appointing commissioners and developing a clear policy for using commissioners as part of the resource consent, plan making, plan change and notice of requirement processes.

This guidance note provides an:

  • introduction into the role of a commissioner
  • overview of the use of independent commissioners and councillor commissioners
  • outline of the skills required of commissioners.

Click on the graphic below to learn more about the use of Commissioners or download the entire guidance note.

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      What is a commissioner

    

               Guidance on the use of independent commissioners                    

Using Couoncillors as  commissioners

        

 

 

     

 

What is a
Commissioner

 

Guidance on the
use of independent
commissioners

 

Using councillors
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Commissioners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 How many commissioners

 

The skills a commissioner requires 

 

 The costs of commissioners

 

How many
Commissioners

 

 The skills a
Commissioner
require
s

 

 The costs of
Commissioners