This guidance only includes changes to the RMA as a result of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2013 that are already in force. Part 3 of the Amendment Act will come into effect on 3 March 2015, which is 18 months from the date of Royal Assent (3 September 2013). For more information about the amendments please refer to the Ministry for the Environment’s – Fact Sheets available from the Ministry’s website.
The following questions and answers have been prepared to help with the understanding, interpretation and use of IMP, and include links to examples of these. Definitions of key terms are found at the end of the guidance note.