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SURV205 Statutory Planning A

An introduction to statutory planning, the purpose and functions of the Resource Management Act 1991, including sustainability, local authority planning documents, stakeholder consultation, notification, effects, examples of assessments of environmental effects and resource consent applications.

Dealing with the planning system in New Zealand forms a significant part of the practising surveyor's daily business. The system is evolutionary and sometimes undergoes radical change, is changed in minor ways at other times and occasionally reintroduces matters that have been deleted by previous amendments. For this reason it is critical that students understand the way in which the New Zealand system has developed, the reasons for changes, what is new and what has been used before. This paper sets in place a knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the New Zealand planning process from first principles and explains the way it developed up to the introduction of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Paper title Statutory Planning A
Paper code SURV205
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.21
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,969.00

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Prerequisite
108 points including one ENGL paper
Restriction
SURV 114, SURV 215
Schedule C
Science
Contact
mick.strack@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Mick Strack
Brian Coutts
Colin O'Byrne
Paper Structure
This paper covers the following themes:
  • Planning theory
  • Planning history in NZ
  • Values and Effects on land and environment
  • Environmental ethics and awareness
  • Environmental agreements and sustainability
  • Land development process
  • RMA introduction
  • Purpose and principles
  • Functions and powers of local and central government
  • Indigenous world views
  • Government policies and standards
  • LA plans and policies
  • Resource consents types
  • Activity categories
  • Consultation and Notification
  • Submissions and Hearings
  • Decisions and Appeals
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Eligibility
SURV 205 provides a clear introduction to the Resource Management Act; administration, institutions, instruments, purpose and process. SURV 455 follows on directly from this course to focus on resource consent applications, requirements and responses. Together they provide the theory and practical skills and knowledge required for the planning activities of surveyors and other land professionals.

Suitable for all land professionals wanting to understand the RMA planning processes.
Teaching Arrangements
Three lectures per week, plus one or two hours per week for tutorials, workshops, or presentations
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are
  1. To introduce the theory of planning as a human activity
  2. To introduce the history of environmental awareness, ethics and sustainability
  3. To understand the process of land development from initial planning to occupation
  4. To link the social, political and legislative origins of the Resource Management Act 1991
  5. To understand the contents and importance of the Purpose and Principles (Part II) of the RMA
  6. To understand the institutional arrangements surrounding the RMA
  7. To examine attitudes, related legislation and case law affecting land planning in NZ.
  8. To understand the process of gaining resource consent (Part VI) for activities under the RMA
  9. To promote awareness of indigenous cultural issues as they relate to the RMA.
  10. To encourage the development of written and oral skills, encourage critical thinking and reinforce research competence
Textbooks
  • Coutts, B. J. and M. S. Strack, 2011. An introduction to land administration and planning. MacGill Coutts Associates. Dunedin
  • Coutts, B. J. 2005. A Practical Guide to Resource Consents. 2nd Edition. MacGill Coutts Assoc and UniPrint. Dunedin. 160pp
  • Warnock, C. & Baker-Galloway, M. 2015. Focus on Resource Management Law. LexisNexis. Wellington
  • The Resource Management Act 1991

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to statutory planning, the purpose and functions of the Resource Management Act 1991, including sustainability, local authority planning documents, stakeholder consultation, notification, effects, examples of assessments of environmental effects and resource consent applications.

Dealing with the planning system in New Zealand forms a significant part of the practising surveyor's daily business. The system is evolutionary and sometimes undergoes radical change, is changed in minor ways at other times and occasionally reintroduces matters that have been deleted by previous amendments. For this reason it is critical that students understand the way in which the New Zealand system has developed, the reasons for changes, what is new and what has been used before. This paper sets in place a knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the New Zealand planning process from first principles and explains the way it developed up to the introduction of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Paper title Statutory Planning A
Paper code SURV205
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
108 points including one ENGL paper
Restriction
SURV 114, SURV 215
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
SURV 205 provides a clear introduction to the Resource Management Act; administration, institutions, instruments, purpose and process. SURV 455 follows on directly from this course to focus on resource consent applications, requirements and responses. Together they provide the theory and practical skills and knowledge required for the planning activities of surveyors and other land professionals.

Suitable for all land professionals wanting to understand the RMA planning processes.
Contact
mick.strack@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Mick Strack
Brian Coutts
Colin O'Byrne
Paper Structure
This paper covers the following themes:
  • Planning theory
  • Planning history in NZ
  • Values and Effects on land and environment
  • Environmental ethics and awareness
  • Environmental agreements and sustainability
  • Land development process
  • RMA introduction
  • Purpose and principles
  • Functions and powers of local and central government
  • Indigenous world views
  • Government policies and standards
  • LA plans and policies
  • Resource consents types
  • Activity categories
  • Consultation and Notification
  • Submissions and Hearings
  • Decisions and Appeals
Teaching Arrangements
Three lectures per week, plus one or two hours per week for tutorials, workshops, or presentations
Textbooks
  • Coutts, B. J. and M. S. Strack, 2011. An introduction to land administration and planning. MacGill Coutts Associates. Dunedin
  • Coutts, B. J. 2005. A Practical Guide to Resource Consents. 2nd Edition. MacGill Coutts Assoc and UniPrint. Dunedin. 160pp
  • Warnock, C. & Baker-Galloway, M. 2015. Focus on Resource Management Law. LexisNexis. Wellington
  • The Resource Management Act 1991
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are
  1. To introduce the theory of planning as a human activity
  2. To introduce the history of environmental awareness, ethics and sustainability
  3. To understand the process of land development from initial planning to occupation
  4. To link the social, political and legislative origins of the Resource Management Act 1991
  5. To understand the contents and importance of the Purpose and Principles (Part II) of the RMA
  6. To understand the institutional arrangements surrounding the RMA
  7. To examine attitudes, related legislation and case law affecting land planning in NZ.
  8. To understand the process of gaining resource consent (Part VI) for activities under the RMA
  9. To promote awareness of indigenous cultural issues as they relate to the RMA.
  10. To encourage the development of written and oral skills, encourage critical thinking and reinforce research competence

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41