MDC's Compliance Service
Local government in New Zealand is responsible for ensuring compliance with a variety of laws and regulations that are aimed at achieving positive community and environmental outcomes.
For Marlborough District Council there are a number of obligations relating to implementation of the Resource Management Act. The purpose of the RMA is to ‘promote sustainable management of our natural and physical resources’.
Marlborough District Council needs to meet its obligations under the RMA and to its community while working within its corporate values, and towards the vision and mission of the wider organisation.
These obligations are met by a dedicated compliance team. The compliance team monitor a range of activities regulated by the Resource Management Act, including monitoring compliance with National Environmental Standards, Plan rules, and the conditions of resource consents. On occasion when a breach has been confirmed there is a requirement to take enforcement action against liable parties using enforcement tools available under the Resource Management Act.
This policy is intended to provide a clear understanding of Marlborough District Council’s management of compliance and enforcement of the Resource Management Act.