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Council adopted its Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Policy [PDF, 821 KB] PDF iconat the 25 May Council meeting, taking the uncertainty out of non-compliance with the Resource Management Act.

Policy important for community reassurance

‘This policy is important because it reassures the community that we are making sure the rules and polices, in relation to the RMA, are being followed,’ says Hauraki District Mayor, Toby Adams.

Councils have a responsibility to apply the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and carry out compliance, monitoring and enforcement under the RMA relating to the effects of land use, noise and subdivision.

Fairer playing field for everyone

‘We currently make decisions which set the RMA conditions on changes to land use, sub-divisions and development, but unless these conditions are monitored and enforced there are some that ignore them,’ said the Mayor.

This policy sets out how we will monitor property rules/standards and how we can promote compliance. It also provides direction and certainty to Council enforcement officers and the community about when and how enforcement officers may use their discretionary powers.

"It’s not about telling people what they can and can’t do on their property, it’s about making sure we are protecting our environment while undertaking various activities on the land", said Mayor Adams.

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View the Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Policy [PDF, 821 KB] PDF document

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