77 Requirements in relation to decisions

(1)

A local authority must, in the course of the decision-making process,—

(a)

seek to identify all reasonably practicable options for the achievement of the objective of a decision; and

(b)

assess the options in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(c)

if any of the options identified under paragraph (a) involves a significant decision in relation to land or a body of water, take into account the relationship of Māori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral land, water, sites, waahi tapu, valued flora and fauna, and other taonga.

(2)

This section is subject to section 79.

Section 77(1)(b): replaced, on 8 August 2014, by section 21 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).