Section 32 reports & background material
Under Section 32 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), any proposed district plan must be accompanied by an evaluation that assesses:
- the extent to which each objective is the most appropriate way to achieve the purpose of the RMA
- whether the proposed policies and methods are the most appropriate way in which to achieve the objectives in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness and their benefits and costs
Undertaking a Section 32 evaluation assists in determining why changes to existing plan provisions may be needed and formalises a process for working out how best to deal with resource management issues in the Hastings District.
These Section 32 reports will assist you to understand the process that was followed in arriving at the objectives, policies and methods in the Proposed Hastings District Plan.
Section 32 Overview Report
The overview report outlines the process and documentation that informed the review of the District Plan. It references the strategies and plans that have significantly influenced the content of the Proposed District Plan. The report explains the key steps in the review process and the major influences such as Council’s vision for the District and the desire to align appropriate provisions with those of the Napier District Plan. It also explains how the structure of the Plan was developed.
Section 32 Overview Report 840 KB
Some of the Proposed Hastings District Plan provisions have been based on supporting background material that has been produced in the last few years. The following documents and links may be useful for understanding some of the changes to the Plan. These reports have also informed the relevant Section 32 reports above.