Resource Management Act: RMA Link: RMA Information Database

The RMAlink project aims to make community participation in all Resource Management Act processes more straightforward and less time-consuming. More effective participation from those with a concern for the environment will contribute towards improving environmental outcomes nationwide.

RMA Information Database

Hosted by:

Wellington Community Network


This directory contains 4 sections. It is a 'quickfind' source of information to help you when you are researching and preparing submissions, or preparing to take part in meetings, council hearings, or other processes.

The individual web-pages on Resource Management Topics and Processes contain examples of court cases. Click on the case title for a brief description of the case. Cases are included as examples of RMA action being taken by community and environmental groups around New Zealand. They are not a complete list of cases relevant to each topic. The information given should not be relied on in place of independent legal advice.

See our 'Basic Skills' section for further information on finding case law relevant to your particular issues of concern.

Nearly all of the Ministry for the Environment publications in the reference lists are available free online on the MFE website, Similarly, most Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment reports are available at

Key RMA Websites

RMA Websites

We have made a list of websites that you can use to find out more about the RMA.

RMA Publications

Books and Periodicals

The publications in this section provide general information on participating in the RMA, and will be of use to groups and individuals making submissions.

Resource Management Topics

Click on a topic to see the list of subjects.
Click on a topic again to hide the list of subjects.
(n) = Number of subjects in Topics.

RMA Processes

Click on a process to see the list of processes.
Click on a process again to hide the list of processes.
(n) = Number of processes in RMA Processes.