Designations, notices of requirement and outline plans

This note provides an introduction to designations, notice of requirements and outlines plans under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). It includes an overview of requiring authorities and network utilities operators and the powers that designations provide to these bodies in relation to the use of land, including landownership and the Public Works Act 1981

This note also provides guidance on the following processes:

  • preparing a notice of requirement
  • processing a notice of requirement, ‘rolling over’ existing designations and modifying existing designations the territorial authority as the requiring authority
  • implementing designations through the outline plan process
  • enforcement.

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Overview                                  Processes
Overview         Processes