Have a Strategic and Integrated Approach

  • Develop criteria for prioritising monitoring so it is cost-effective.
  • Develop indicators to assess the means and ends of the plan, and how effective implementation of policies and methods was/is.
  • Make the most of the data you already collect and supplementary information from different agencies. Consider links between:
    • other policy objectives within council such as non-Resource Management Act requirements including pest management, reserve, land transport strategies, Long Term Plans and so on
    • territorial local authorities, regional councils and others
    • state of environment, consents, complaints, compliance monitoring
    • different environmental media and other agencies' work.
  • Combine your council databases to include all useful existing information (state of environment, compliance and complaints monitoring) and feedback to policy and other plan provisions.