The ENA has produced a helpful, plain-English guide on the best ways to manage electricity network issues in the context of the Resource Management Act.

The guide is targeted at RMA practitioners, local authorities and electricity distribution businesses.

Primarily, the guide identify appropriate RMA content that can be used to:

  1. establish best practice
  2. provide immediate guidance to local government practitioners responsible for developing local plans and to the electricity networks and public who make submissions on those plans; and
  3. provide a baseline from which to develop, with other stakeholders, endorsed planning tools for increased national guidance such as an agreed code of practice type document, or national planning template.

Feedback on the guide, developed by ENA members, is welcome, and it is intended that the guide will be submitted for approval as a best practice document on local government’s Quality Planning website