Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2016

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of November 2016

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under sections 43 and 43A of the Resource Management Act 1991—


on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment made in accordance with section 44 of that Act; and


on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


5Installing and operating a facility
6Meaning of baseline pole and baseline date
8Application of regulations to coastal marine area and rivers and lakes
9Transitional, savings, and related provisions
10Restrictions on land use for regulated activities
11Activity complying with standard is permitted activity
12Status if not permitted activity
13RFG facilities: status in respect of generation of radiofrequency fields
14Controlled activities
15Restricted discretionary activities
16Discretionary activities
17Non-complying activities
18Prohibited activities
19Regulated activity and standard
20Cabinet not servicing antenna on building
21Cabinet servicing antenna on building
22Group rules for cabinets in road reserves
23Temporary contravention of group rules
24Noise limits for cabinet in road reserve
25Noise limits for cabinet not in road reserve
26Regulated activity and standard
27Antenna on existing pole in road reserve
28Regulated activity and standard
29Antenna on new pole in road reserve
30Regulated activity and standard
31Antenna on existing pole with antenna not in road reserve and in residential zone
32Regulated activity and standard
33Antenna on existing pole with antenna not in road reserve and not in residential zone
34Regulated activity and standard
35Antenna on new pole not in road reserve and in rural zone
36Regulated activity and standard
37Antenna on building
38Regulated activity and standard
39Regulated activity and standard
40Customer connection line
41Regulated activity and standard
42Aerial telecommunication line along same route as existing telecommunication or power line
43Regulated activity and standard
44Trees and vegetation in road reserve
45Significant trees
46Historic heritage values
47Visual amenity landscapes
48Significant habitats for indigenous vegetation
49Significant habitats for indigenous fauna
50Outstanding natural features or landscapes
51Places adjoining coastal marine area
52Rivers and lakes
53Earthworks associated with certain antennas
54Earthworks: regional rules apply
55Radiofrequency fields
56District and regional rules may be more stringent
57District rules about natural hazard areas disapplied
58Regulations revoked
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