31 Functions of territorial authorities under this Act

(1)

Every territorial authority shall have the following functions for the purpose of giving effect to this Act in its district:

(a)

the establishment, implementation, and review of objectives, policies, and methods to achieve integrated management of the effects of the use, development, or protection of land and associated natural and physical resources of the district:

(aa)

the establishment, implementation, and review of objectives, policies, and methods to ensure that there is sufficient development capacity in respect of housing and business land to meet the expected demands of the district:

(b)

the control of any actual or potential effects of the use, development, or protection of land, including for the purpose of—

(i)

the avoidance or mitigation of natural hazards; and

(ii)
[Repealed]

(iia)

the prevention or mitigation of any adverse effects of the development, subdivision, or use of contaminated land:

(iii)

the maintenance of indigenous biological diversity:

(c)
[Repealed]

(d)

the control of the emission of noise and the mitigation of the effects of noise:

(e)

the control of any actual or potential effects of activities in relation to the surface of water in rivers and lakes:

(f)

any other functions specified in this Act.

(2)

The methods used to carry out any functions under subsection (1) may include the control of subdivision.

Section 31 heading: amended, on 7 July 1993, by section 22 of the Resource Management Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 65).

Section 31(1)(aa): inserted, on 19 April 2017, by section 13(1) of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 15).

Section 31(1)(b): replaced, on 1 August 2003, by section 10(1) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 23).

Section 31(1)(b)(ii): repealed, on 19 April 2017, by section 13(2) of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 15).

Section 31(1)(b)(iia): inserted, on 10 August 2005, by section 12 of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 87).

Section 31(1)(c): repealed, on 1 August 2003, by section 10(1) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 23).

Section 31(2): inserted, on 1 August 2003, by section 10(2) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 23).