LWST 602

Advanced Resource Management and Planning Law

Course overview

You’ll examine topical aspects of the law related to resource management and planning in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,346.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe and explain the RMA and the Local Government Act (LGA) (specifically including policy, plan–making, by-law and resource consent provisions and their operation.)
  2. Detail the sources of New Zealand law, and its evolution over the period since 1990.
  3. Explain the relationship between the RMA and other resource management and planning legislation, including the Local Government Act and legislation specific to Canterbury.
  4. Prepare and present expert evidence at a formal hearing or as advice to a client or employer.
  5. Analyse legislation for points relevant to planning activities.
  6. Review case law for the aspects relevant to decision-making in planning and environmental management activities.
  7. Locate and use standard tools for obtaining case law and legislation.

Course examiners

Hamish Rennie

Hamish Rennie

Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Management