Resource Management & Environmental Policy Conference

Developments on legislation impacting New Zealand’s natural resources

19 - 20 Jun 2017Crowne Plaza, Auckland
Event Details
separately bookable workshops
Managing the Notification Process - a focus on Section 95 of the RMA
21 June 2017 | 9.30am - 12.00pm

The RMA reforms have impacted the guidelines on the notification process, set out in Sections 95 to 95G of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). This workshop highlights the changes to section 95 and assists councils and key stakeholders in the important decision of whether a resource consent application should be notified, limited notified or non-notified. 

  • Identifying the changes to Sections 95 to 95G of the RMA
  • Implementing the new legislation
  • Assessing affected groups or persons
  • Best practice for managing the notification process
  • Dealing with special circumstances effectively

Lee Beattie

Deputy Head of School of Architecture and Planning

University of Auckland


Urban Planning & Design Ltd

Lee is an urban planner and urban designer with 24 years' professional experience. He has qualifications in urban planning, urban design, and environmental science. Lee is currently Deputy Head of School of Architecture and Planning and teaches in the Master of Urban Design Programme. He specialises in urban design, urban planning policy development and implementation, growth management and urban design research, economic development and housing issues. Lee is actively involved in the urban planning and design profession in New Zealand. He is also a member of the Auckland Council's Urban Design Panel, an Auckland Council and Queenstown Lakes Independent Hearing Commissioner, a member of Planning Quarterly (Journal of the New Zealand Planning Institute) and the Salmon Resource Management Act 1991 Editorial Boards.

Efficient resource management processes following a natural disaster
21 June 2017 | 1.30pm - 5.00pm

The government has been quick to respond to New Zealand’s latest earthquakes by introducing the The Hurunui / Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Act 2016 and the Hurunui / Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Act 2016. This workshop will draw on recent lessons to help councils around the country to understand the immediate benefits of this type of legislation and to learn the practicalities of its implementation. 

  • Exploring the The Hurunui / Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Act 2016 and the Hurunui / Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Act 2016
  • Exercising emergency powers effectively
  • Making sense of the consent process following a natural disaster
  • Understanding the real impacts on a council faced with recovery

Matt Hoggard

Planning & Building Manager

Kaikoura District Council

A passion for the outdoors and natural environment resulted in a Bachelor of Resource Studies from Lincoln University. Post university saw employment by the Buller District Council. In 2001, I became part of the team at Kaikoura District Council. Within the council, I have had a range of roles, I am currently the Planning and Building Manager and a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute. Kaikoura District Council employs a small team of staff (22 FTE pre quake) which results in varied and interesting work. This has seen opportunities for leadership on 200 plus lot subdivisions, plan changes, coastal consents, walking and cycling strategies, and tourism funding applications. The 14th November earthquake is another interesting and unexpected challenge. Outside of work, Kaikoura has provided other community opportunities, the likes of Coastguard and Search and Rescue. I am also Deputy Chair of the Kaikoura Water Zone Committee and the Kaikoura representative on the Canterbury Water Regional Committee.

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