Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


New web resource to improve consent processing

19 August 2004

New web resource to improve consent processing

A new resource to help councils improve the way they manage their resource consent processing is now available, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs announced today.

“Consent Processing Resource or CPR is a web-based resource for council consent planners. It is a one-stop-shop for councils wanting to adjust and improve their resource consent processing systems,” Marian Hobbs said.

“CPR is a practical tool with guidance notes on all steps of the resource consent process. Each guidance note contains best practice tips, information and resources such as model letters and templates, gathered from councils all over the country.”

CPR builds on resource consent guidance released in 2001 by the Ministry for the Environment and Local Government New Zealand. It is one of a number of Business Compliance Cost Projects, which aim to reduce Resource Management Act (RMA) compliance costs on New Zealand’s business community.

The launch of CPR coincides with the third anniversary of the Quality Planning website, a popular resource for councils and resource management practitioners.

The Quality Planning website is a joint initiative between the Ministry for the Environment, the Planning Institute of New Zealand, the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, the Resource Management Law Association and Local Government New Zealand. It promotes and shares best practice in planning, implementing and monitoring plans under the RMA.

The Quality Planning website has had an average of 80,000 hits a month this year, up from the average of 10,000 hits a month in 2002.

“CPR and the Quality Planning website are all about improving practice. They need to be viewed as part of the bigger picture – of helping us move from the environment we have to the environment we want,” Marian Hobbs said.

CPR is available on the Quality Planning website at


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election