Land, air and water are the basic elements of the environment necessary to support human life. These elements must be sustainably managed to enable people and communities to provide for their social, economic and cultural well-being and for their health and safety.
Our Health Protection Officers make submissions on relevant plans and policies and, where appropriate, resource consent applications to ensure that public health aspects are considered and decisions do not impact negatively on public health.
Visit the Ministry for the Environment to read about the Resource Management Act.
A series of guides about everyday matters under the Resource Management Act can be found here.