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Planning Practice in New Zealand (eBook)

Planning Practice in New Zealand (eBook)

Caroline Miller and Lee Beattie, 2017

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A practical guide to planning in practice in New Zealand


Format: ePub


Planning Practice in New Zealand is the first text which provides an up-to-date and comprehensive discussion of the practical issues and challenges faced in the application of planning law in New Zealand.

The work begins with an introduction to the New Zealand planning process and relevant legislation before discussing the implementation of the Resource Management Act and examining additional topics of importance such as the Local Government Act; hazards; Māori planning issues; urban and heritage design, and planning for transportation and aging.

Written by leading academics and planning practitioners, Planning Practice in New Zealand is a unique and invaluable resource for all those involved NZ planning practice including planners, planning advisors and consultants, architects, heritage consultants, compliance managers, resource officers and legal advisors.



• Authors drawn from leading planning specialists in practice and academia
• Includes examples and case studies to provide context for the issues discussed
• Examines New Zealand planning law from an application point of view (rather than a legal perspective)


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Caroline Miller is an associate professor at Massey University and is a former planning practitioner with some 20 years of practice experience. Her professional practice ranged from dealing with planning consents, acting as an expert witness and leading a district plan writing team. She is a former board member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and received a Distinguished Service Award from that Institute in 2007.

Lee Beattie is Head of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland and an urban planner and designer. He has qualifications in urban planning and environmental science and has over 21 years’ professional experience dealing with a wide range of complex urban planning and design issues.

Table of Contents

Part 1 – An Introduction

1. Introduction to NZ planning process

Part 2 – The Implementation of the Resource Management Act

2. The structure and purpose of the RMA
3. Plan making under the RMA
4. The life of a resource consent
5. Designation and heritage order under the RMA
6. Decision making under the RMA
7. Enforcement under the RMA
8. Monitoring and evaluation of plans and resource consents
9. The appeals process

Part 3 – Specialist Topics

10. Planning under the LGA 2002
11. Natural hazards planning
12. Māori planning issues
13. Rural planning
14. Planning and urban design
15. Transportation planning
16. Planning and land use economics
17. Heritage issues
18. Subdivision issues
19. Professional planning in practice

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