Making a Decision

This guidance has been revised to include changes to the RMA as a result of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (RLAA17). The consenting provisions of the RLAA17 commenced on 18 October 2017. For more information about the amendments refer to the RLAA17 - Fact Sheets and technical guidance available on the Ministry for the Environment's website.


Sections 104 to 113 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) regulate the determination of resource consent decisions. This guidance note provides information on how to make a decision, and what needs to be included in a decision report.