Planning Practice in New Zealand

A practical guide to planning in practice in New Zealand

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780947514068
Release Date: November 01, 2017
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NZD$ 120.00
ISBN/ISSN: 9780947514075
Release Date: December 01, 2017
NZD$ 120.00

Product description

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 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 NZ planning law from an application point of view (rather than a legal perspective)

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Hinde et al, Principles of Real Property 2nd ed., 2013

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Table of contents

Part 1 – An Introduction

  1. Introduction to NZ planning process

Part 2 – The Implementation of the Resource Management Act

  1. The structure and purpose of the RMA

  2. Plan making under the RMA

  3. The life of a resource consent

  4. Designation and heritage order under the RMA

  5. Decision making under the RMA

  6. Enforcement under the RMA

  7. Monitoring and evaluation of plans and resource consents

  8. The appeals process

Part 3 – Specialist Topics

  1. Planning under the LGA 2002

  2. Natural hazards planning

  3. Māori planning issues

  4. Rural planning

  5. Planning and urban design

  6. Transportation planning

  7. Planning and land use economics

  8. Heritage issues

  9. Subdivision issues

  10. Professional planning in practice