The Ministry for the Environment has published a guide to the Environment Court. It covers how the court operates and the things you need to consider if you bring proceedings in the court.
The Environment Court mainly deals with issues arising under the Resource Management Act 1991.
It also deals with proceedings under other Acts. Some of the more common ones are:
- Electricity Act 1992(external link)
Disputes about land access to existing works.
- Forests Act 1949(external link)
Appeals about felling beech forests.
- Historic Places Act 1993(external link)
Appeals about archaeological sites.
- Local Government Act 1974(external link)
Objections to road stopping proposals.
- Public Works Act 1981(external link)
Objections to the compulsory taking of land.
- Government Roading Powers Act 1989 (external link)(was Transit New Zealand Act 1989)
Objections regarding access to limited access roads.
- Crown Minerals Act 1991(external link)
Administration of existing privileges.
- Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claim Settlement Act 2004(external link)
Appeals against allocation decisions of regional councils.
- Biosecurity Act 1993(external link)
Appeals about regional pest strategies.
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