The RMA Quality Planning Resource

The way in which RMA plans are written can greatly affect their efficiency, effectiveness, and ease of administration and enforcement. Writing an effective, enforceable and user-friendly plan requires robust processes to be followed, skill, and attention to detail. This guidance note is a companion guidance note to 'Structuring and Organising Regional and District Plans' and provides a starting point for those writing provisions.

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Introduction   Writing issues, objectives and policies   Writing enforceable rules   Assessment criteria, cross referencing and definitions
                                                                    
Introduction   Writing issues,
objectives and
policies
  Writing effective
and
enforceable rules
   Assessment
criteria
             
methods    explanations    expected results    planning maps
             
Methods
(other than rules)
  Principal reasons
and explanations
  Writing environmental
results expected
  Planning maps

 

           
External documents and appendices   National policy statements and national environmental standards   linkages    checklist
             
External
documents
and appendices
  National Policy
Statements
and National
Environment
Standards
  Linkages between
key documents,
strategies and
statutory
acknowledgements
Checklists for
RMA plan writers
         
further        
             
Further information
and examples
       

 

checklist is provided for practitioners involved in writing plan provisions. The example checklist is designed to be adapted by individual local authorities to meet their particular drafting requirements and practices and could form part of an internal plan drafting guideline or protocol.