National Policy Statements
National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM)
The National Policy Statement for Freshwater 2020 provides local authorities with updated direction on how they should manage freshwater under the Resource Management Act 1991.
National Policy Statement for Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2023
National objective, and supporting policies, including implementation requirements, under the National Environmental Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Industrial Process Heat.
National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity 2023 (NPS-IB)
It provides direction to councils to protect, maintain and restore indigenous biodiversity requiring at least no further reduction nationally.
National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation 2011
It provides guidance for local authorities on how renewable electricity generation should be dealt with in Resource Management Act 1991 planning documents.
National Policy Statement - Highly Productive Land 2022 (NPS-HPL)
This policy is about ensuring the availability of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most favourable soils for food and fibre production.
National Policy Statement on Electricity Transmission
The National Policy Statement on Electricity Transmission sets out the objective and policies for managing the electricity transmission network.
National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD)
Planning for residential and commercial growth in Blenheim.
New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement
The New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 (NZCPS) guides councils in their day-to-day management of the coastal environment.