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Approval of National Planning Standards 2019

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 58E of the Resource Management Act 1991, that the Minister for the Environment (and the Minister for Conservation to the extent that the standards relate to the coastal marine area), have approved the first set of National Planning Standards:

  1. Foundation
  2. Regional Policy Statement Structure
  3. Regional Plan Structure
  4. District Plan Structure
  5. Combined Plan Structure
  6. Introduction and General Provisions
  7. District-wide Matters
  8. Zone Framework
  9. Designations
  10. Format
  11. Regional Spatial Layers
  12. District Spatial Layers
  13. Mapping
  14. Definitions
  15. Noise and Vibration Metrics
  16. Electronic Accessibility and Functionality
  17. Implementation

The standards take effect 28 days after this notice, and must be implemented within the timetable set out in Standard 17 Implementation.

Copies of the standards may be inspected free of charge at the offices of the Ministry for the Environment, 23 Kate Sheppard Place, Thorndon, Wellington. Copies are also available on the Ministry’s website at

Dated this 5th day of April 2019.

Hon DAVID PARKER, Minister for the Environment.

Hon EUGENIE SAGE, Minister of Conservation.