RMLA Documentation Award

Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand Inc. (RMLA)


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2019

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: New Zealand

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The RMLA makes regular awards in the field of resource management. The focus of the awards is to:

  • Award excellence in resource management documents including National Standards, Policy Statements, section 32 analyses, District or Regional plans or other such documents, prepared by or on behalf of government or local authorities in fulfilment of their duties under the Resource Management Act 1991.
  • Recognise outstanding contributions to the Resource management field of law and practice by individuals.
  • Award projects and publications, such as books and journals, that have made or make a significant contribution to the development of best practice and the implementation of the RMA's purpose and principles, or enable a better or more complete understanding of resource management law, theory and practice by the resource management community or interested general public.

Awards Criteria: Documentation

The Award

The RMLA makes awards for technical, statutory or other resource management planning documents which make a significant contribution to the development of the practice of resource management and/or exhibit innovation and excellence in the planning or technical approach(es) used.

Guideline

This award of the Association shall be made at the discretion of the National Committee. The nominees for awards should be appropriately qualified or recognised professionals within their field. The majority of the team is expected to be RMLA members.

Any RMLA member (excluding National Committee members) may submit nominations in writing, for an award.

Any nomination for any team award must identify in submitted documentation any current National Committee members that are team members (or are in the same firm, company or related entity as any team member).

If a National Committee member is a member of any team (or related to any firm, company or related entity nominated for a team award) they shall not participate in or be present at any discussion of or voting on that category of award.

Criteria

The overall criteria shall be that the document has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the law, theory and practice of resource management.

If a Policy Statement, National Standard, Plan or document is submitted for evaluation in accordance with the criteria for this award, the following are examples of the considerations taken into account:

  • Has the plan or document complied with the requirements of the Act for its class of document (eg sections 59 to 76 of Act)?
  • Has the plan covered all matters required in Second Schedule Parts I or II?
  • Evidence of section 32 analysis.
  • Does the plan have a flow through issues, objectives, policies, methods and reasons to results?
  • Is the Document or Plan appropriately interlinked in a transparent way?
  • Have the issues, objectives, standards and/or policies been expressed clearly and stated appropriately?
  • Does the plan or individual parts of it have an overall justification in terms of section 32 and the RMA?
  • Is there consistency with other RMA documents?
  • Does the plan demonstrate fairness between activities (i.e. effects – based)?
  • Is there clarity in activity status (e.g., permitted activities do not have any reserved discretion; controlled activities have standards and terms and elements of control identified)?
  • Has the Document or Plan applied best current knowledge or practice for various effects, and does it have any innovative techniques of merit?

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Eligibility:

  • The nominees for awards should be appropriately qualified or recognised professionals within their field.
  • Any nomination for any team award must identify in submitted documentation any current National Committee members that are team members (or are in the same firm, company or related entity as any team member). 

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. The majority of the team is expected to be RMLA members.