Compliance, monitoring and enforcement

Compliance, monitoring and enforcement is integral to our role in protecting the environment and the health outcomes of New Zealanders.

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About compliance, monitoring and enforcement

We help everyone – from small businesses to big organisations – understand and comply with environmental regulations.


RMA enforcement

We have the enforcement powers to support local councils to investigate contraventions of the Resource Management Act 1991.

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Policies and work programme

Our policies and programmes support the work we do. You can read about them here.