PM1: Plan Making - An Update


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Introduction to Plan Making is part of NZPI's Plan Making stream of CPD. It has been designed for planners in the early stages of their professional careers, or for more experienced planners with limited skills and knowledge of the topic.

This one-day workshop is designed to provide the participants (including planners, local and regional government officers and private consultants, land surveyors and urban designers) with an overview to the plan development and review (both at the regional and local levels) process under the Resource Management Act 1991(RMA) and other relevant pieces of legislation. The workshop includes understanding the importance of s32 through the process, an introduction to drafting provisions and involves a range of case studies and exercises. It equips planners to plan in a post King Salmon world. The workshop draws on Gina’s extensive experience, and covers the 2017 amendment to the RMA, relevant case law and case studies from plan reviews and drafting, including:

  • EDS vs King Salmon 2014
  • Suburban Estates Ltd vs Christchurch CC 2001
  • Long Bay – Okura Great Park Society Inc vs ARC 2008
  • Kapiti Coast District Council
  • Hutt and Upper Hutt City Councils
  • Wellington City Council
  • Auckland City Council
  • Porirua City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Horizons Manawatu
  • North Shore City Council
  • Wellington Region
  • Ministry for the Environment oversight

Learning Outcomes:

An understanding of:

  • The rational plan-making model that the RMA 1991 and the LGA 2002 are based on
  • The Schedule 1 process
  • The important role that s32 plays through the plan development process
  • The different roles of issues, objectives, policies, methods and rules and how to begin to draft them.

Presented by Gina Sweetman
Gina is an experienced planner with a wide range of experience, having worked for over 28 years in local and central government and currently private practice. She has a strong knowledge of all aspects of the RMA, with particular strengths in policy review and development, training, planning for Māori values, statutory planning and implementing best RMA practice into everyday practice.

Gina is also an experienced accredited Hearings Commissioner (Chairs endorsement), Government appointed Freshwater Commissioner and Development Contributions Commissioner and NZPI Distinguished Service Award recipient.

NOTE - If you are interested in attending a workshop please register early to ensure it goes ahead. Minimum numbers are required for a workshop to run. This generally ensures there is sufficient people to allow different experience and views to be part of the discussion within the course setting. Registration deadline is normally 2 - 3 weeks prior to the event (depending on the venue).

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Event Registration

08:30:00 - 16:30:00
Online via Zoom, Online
All Planners
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