Delegations and Transfers

This note has been updated for 2017 and 2020 amendments but not updated for best practice.

This note has not been updated for any RMA amendments arising out of the Natural Built Environment Act and Spatial Planning Act.

Delegating functions to council officers or hearings commissioners and transferring functions, powers or duties to another public authority, can improve the efficiency of planning processes, such as the processing of resource consents. This guidance note focuses on monitoring the exercise of delegations and transfers.