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Resource Management Act 1991 (No. 69 of 1991).

Country/Territory
New Zealand
Document type
Legislation
Date
1991 (2022)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to restate and reform the law relating to the use of land, air, and water.
Subject
Environment gen., Fisheries, Land & soil, Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Basic legislation Effluent waste water/discharge Soil pollution/quality Coastal zone management Protected area Water conservation zone Inland waters Land-use planning Authorization/permit Surface water Groundwater EIA Protection of environment Climate change Sustainable use Aquaculture Mariculture Freshwater resources management Thermal and medicinal waters Waterworks Pollution control Sustainable development Water abstraction Fertilizers/nutrients Freshwater pollution Biodiversity Traditional rights/customary rights Ecosystem preservation Wild fauna Wild flora
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Oceania, South Pacific
Abstract

This Act consists of 16 Parts divided into 434 sections, and contains 12 Schedules. The purpose of this Act is to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources.

Full text
English
Website
www.legislation.govt.nz

References - Legislation

Repeals

Water and Soil Conservation Act 1967.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1968 (1985)

Keyword: Protected area, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Offences/penalties, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Water conservation zone, Authorization/permit, Water quality standards, Freshwater pollution, Water rights, Institution, Access-to-information, Basin/catchment/watershed, Water abstraction, Effluent waste water/discharge, Servitude, Court/tribunal, Waterworks, Pollution control, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Clean Air Act 1972.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1972 (1989)

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Clutha Development (Clyde Dam) Empowering Act 1982 (No. 20 of 1982).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1982

Keyword: River basin institution, Waterworks, Basin/catchment/watershed, Surface water, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2010

Keyword: Coastal zone management, Marine pollution, Environmental planning, Effluent waste water/discharge, Authorization/permit, Sustainable use, Water conservation zone, Inland waters, Traditional rights/customary rights, Marine area, Protection of environment, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Cultural heritage, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2014

Keyword: Environmental planning, Effluent waste water/discharge, Coastal zone management, Water conservation zone, Inland waters, Authorization/permit, Surface water, Groundwater, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Freshwater resources management, Traditional rights/customary rights, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2020

Keyword: Biodiversity, Fishery management and conservation, Freshwater resources management, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Indigenous peoples, Industrial water use, Potable water, Irrigation, Livestock water use, Hydropower generation, Recreational water use, Water quality standards, Water supply, Wetlands, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control, Ecosystem preservation, Freshwater fishes

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Buller River) Order, 2001.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2001 (2008)

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Buller River) Order, 2001.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2001

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations, 2007.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2007

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Water quality standards, Authorization/permit, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations, 2011.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2011

Keyword: Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Kawarau) Order, 1997.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1997

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Mohaka River) Order, 2004.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2004

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Motueka River) Order, 2004.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2004

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Mataura River) Order, 1997.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1997

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Drainage/land reclamation, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2016

Keyword: Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Coastal zone management, Land-use planning, Marine area, Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Network Utility Operations) Regulations 2016.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2016

Keyword: Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Land-use planning, Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Hydropower generation, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Marine Aquaculture) Regulations 2020.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2020

Keyword: Aquaculture, Marine fishes, Authorization/permit, Protection of environment, Protection of species, Standards, Traditional rights/customary rights, Fishery management and conservation, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Storing Tyres Outdoors) Regulations 2021 (107 of 2021).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2021

Keyword: Standards, Pollution control, Transport/storage, Air quality/air pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Land-use planning, Risk assessment/management, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020 (LI 2020/174).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2020 (2020)

Keyword: Milk/dairy products, Agro-forestry, Irrigation, Agricultural commodities, Agricultural development, Agricultural land, Farming, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Cattle, Transport/storage, Pesticides, Fertilizers/nutrients, Plant production, Wetlands, Water quality standards, Indigenous peoples, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution, Freshwater resources management, Inland waters, Wild fauna, Aquatic animals, Ecosystem preservation, Freshwater fishes, Migratory species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Stock Exclusion) Regulations 2020 (2020/175).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2020

Keyword: Swine, Cattle, Grazing, Wetlands, Freshwater resources management, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes) Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/267).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2010 (2020)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Freshwater resources management, Data collection/reporting, Water abstraction

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/153).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2003 (2018)

Keyword: Royalties/fees, Procedural matters, Coastal zone management, Protected area, Inland waters, Land-use planning, Authorization/permit, Traditional rights/customary rights, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1998 (2014)

Keyword: Marine pollution, Oil pollution, Coastal zone management, Pollution control, Navigation, Ecosystem preservation, Mariculture, Effluent waste water/discharge, Authorization/permit, Sustainable development, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Infringement Offences) Regulations 1999 (SR 1999/359).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1999 (2010)

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Royalties/fees, Coastal zone management, Protected area, Inland waters, Land-use planning, Authorization/permit, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Rangitata River) Order 2006.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2006

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Forest fires, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Consumer protection, Water quality standards, Water abstraction

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Conservation (Oreti River) Order 2008.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2008

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Forest fires, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Consumer protection, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry) Regulations 2017.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2017

Keyword: Afforestation/reforestation, Forest management/forest conservation, Forestry protection measures, Plant protection, Planting material/seeds, Forest service/forest officers, Authorization/permit, Standards, Sustainable development, Flood

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management (Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes) Regulations 2010.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2010

Keyword: Inland waters, Ecosystem preservation, Water abstraction, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 (No. 72 of 2012).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2012 (2018)

Keyword: Continental shelf, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Management/conservation, Maritime zone, Pollution control, EIA, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Aquaculture Reform (Repeals and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004.

Legislation | New Zealand | 2004

Keyword: Mariculture, Aquaculture, Fishery management and conservation, Coastal zone management, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries Act 1996 (No. 88 of 1996).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1996 (2021)

Keyword: Framework law, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Tax/levy, Foreign fishing, Traditional rights/customary rights, Aquaculture, Total allowable catch, Landing, Dispute settlement, Transshipment, Fishery management and conservation, Enforcement/compliance, Allocation/quota, Offences/penalties, Institution, Inspection, Mariculture, Cartilaginous fishes, Fishing authorization, High seas, Integrated management, Artisanal fishing, Authorization/permit, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management Amendment Act (No. 105 of 1994).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1994

Keyword: Marine pollution, Environmental planning, Marine area, Authorization/permit, Coastal zone management, Policy/planning, Freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management Amendment Act (No. 160 of 1996).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1996

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Court/tribunal, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Pollution control, Coastal zone management, Waste prevention, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries (Remedial Issues) Amendment Act 1998 (Act No. 67 of 1998).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1998

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Allocation/quota, Total allowable catch, Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Seasons, Molluscs, Offences/penalties, Fishing authorization, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management Amendment Act (No. 104 of 1997).

Legislation | New Zealand | 1997

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Pollution control, Marine pollution, Authorization/permit, Coastal zone management, Public land, Subdivision of land, Institution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 13).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2020

Keyword: Risk assessment/management, Hazards, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Fishing charge, Subsidy/incentive, Authorization/permit, Biosecurity, Business/industry/corporations, Registration, Vending

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Services Act 2021 (2021 No 36).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2021

Keyword: Basic legislation, Water supply, Waterworks, Authorization/permit, Basin/catchment/watershed, Concession, Consumer protection, Business/industry/corporations, Resource/damage valuation, Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water shortage/drought, Early warning system, Ecosystem preservation, Enforcement/compliance, EIA, Environmental planning, Equity, Freshwater pollution, Governance, Hazardous substances, Indigenous peoples, Inspection, Institution, Integrated management, Offences/penalties, Potable water, Public health, Risk assessment/management, Sustainable use, Water abstraction, Water charges, Water quality standards, Freshwater resources management, Pollution control, Inland waters, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resource Management Amendment Act (No. 30 of 2020).

Legislation | New Zealand | 2020

Keyword: Pesticides, Farming, Agricultural development, Plant production, Traceability/product tracing, Internal trade, Monitoring, Freshwater pollution, Freshwater resources management, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control, Irrigation, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Other references

Cited by

Powelliphanta Augustus Incorporated (formerly Save Happy Valley Coalition Incorporated), Appellant, and Solid Energy New Zealand Limited, First Respondent, and Buller District Council, Second Respondent, and West Coast Regional Council, Third Respondent

Jurisprudence | Others | New Zealand |

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Mining licence

Source: UNEP, InforMEA