Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry) Regulations 2017

Reprint as at 1 May 2018

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry) Regulations 2017

(LI 2017/174)

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 31st day of July 2017

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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


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


on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment given in accordance with section 44 of that Act.


4Transitional, savings, and related provisions
6Plan rules may be more stringent than these regulations
7Material incorporated by reference
8Functions for this subpart
9Permitted activity
10Permitted activity condition: notice
11Permitted activity condition: wilding tree risk and control
12Permitted activity condition: significant natural areas and outstanding features and landscapes
13Permitted activity condition: visual amenity landscapes
14Permitted activity condition: setbacks
15Controlled activity
16Restricted discretionary activity
17Matters to which discretion is restricted
18Functions for this subpart
19Permitted activity
20Permitted activity conditions: slash
21Controlled activity: regional council
22Functions for this subpart
23Permitted activity: territorial authority
24Permitted activity: regional council
25Permitted activity conditions: notice
26Permitted activity conditions: sediment
27Permitted activity conditions: forestry earthworks management plan
28Permitted activity conditions: operation
29Permitted activity conditions: setbacks
30Permitted activity conditions: fill and spoil
31Permitted activity conditions: sediment and stormwater control measures
32Permitted activity conditions: stabilisation
33Permitted activity conditions: roads, tracks, and landings
34Controlled activity: regional council
35Restricted discretionary activity: regional council
36Functions for this subpart
37Permitted activity: regional council
38Permitted activity condition: notice
39Permitted activity condition: effects on other structures and users
40Permitted activity condition: passage of fish
41Permitted activity condition: erosion and sediment discharge from use
42Permitted activity condition: maintenance
43Permitted activity condition: location
44Permitted activity condition: contaminant discharges and depositing organic matter
45Permitted activity condition: flow calculations
46Permitted activity conditions specific to various classes of river crossings
47Controlled activity: regional council
48Restricted discretionary activity: regional council
49Discretionary activity: regional council
50Functions for this subpart
51Permitted activity
52Permitted activity conditions: notice
53Permitted activity conditions: visibility
54Permitted activity conditions: setbacks
55Permitted activity conditions: deposition, stabilisation, and restoration
56Permitted activity conditions: sediment and stormwater control measures
57Permitted activity conditions: traffic management
58Permitted activity conditions: aquifers
59Permitted activity conditions: quarry erosion and sediment management plan
60Controlled activity
61Restricted discretionary activity
62Functions for this subpart
63Permitted activity
64Permitted activity conditions: notice
65Permitted activity conditions: sediment
66Permitted activity conditions: harvest plan
67Permitted activity conditions: ground disturbance
68Permitted activity conditions: disturbance of margins of water bodies and coastal marine area
69Permitted activity conditions: slash and debris management
70Controlled activity
71Restricted discretionary activity: regional council
72Functions for this subpart
73Permitted activity
74Permitted activity conditions: methods, sediment, and setbacks
75Restricted discretionary activity: regional council
76Functions for this subpart
77Permitted activity
78Permitted activity conditions: setbacks
79Permitted activity conditions: wilding tree risk and control
80Controlled activity: regional council
81Restricted discretionary activity
82Functions for this subpart
83Permitted activity
84Permitted activity conditions: design
85Permitted activity conditions: placement
86Permitted activity conditions: inspection and clearance
87Permitted activity conditions: effect on other structures and users
88Permitted activity conditions: passage of fish
89Permitted activity conditions: contaminant discharges and depositing organic matter
90Permitted activity conditions: sediment
91Permitted activity conditions: reporting requirements
92Restricted discretionary activity: regional council
93Permitted activity: territorial authority
94Restricted discretionary activity: territorial authority
95Permitted activity
96Functions for this subpart
97Permitted activity: regional council
98Permitted activity: territorial authority
99Restricted discretionary activity: territorial authority
100Permitted activity
101Restricted discretionary activity
102Permitted activity
103Restricted discretionary activity
104Permitted activity: regional council
105Restricted discretionary activity: regional council
106Local authorities may charge for monitoring permitted activities
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