The Principal Judge R J Bollard Lifetime Commemorative Award

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

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Aug 1, 2020

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Faculty Working Professional

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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About RMLA

The Resource Management Law Association 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 fulfillment of their duties under the Resource Management Act 1991
  • Recognize 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.

The Principal Judge R J Bollard Lifetime Commemorative Award

This is an award presented to an individual to recognize their outstanding services to the RMLA profession over the course of the individual’s lifetime career.  This is an award that would only be expected to be given out to exceptional individuals and on occasion, rather than in any particular year.  It would be expected there would be many years it would not be awarded.

The Lifetime Commemorative Award is to be made for outstanding lifetime contributions only.  For this reason the award will not be made each year.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The person should be nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise in, and contribution, to the theory and practice of resource management in New Zealand over a prolonged period (in most cases, the recipient’s lifetime career).
  • The person may still be practicing or may be retired
    • Generally if the latter, the award would be made within 2 years of the retirement rather than many years after retirement.
  • The person may have been a recipient of the Outstanding Person Award, although this is not a prerequisite.
  • The award could be made to a person within any one or more of the relevant sectors, including:
    • Government
    • The judiciary
    • Industry
    • Private practice
    • The general public.
  • Meritorious nominees for this award not selected in a given year may be held over for consideration by the Committee for the next year, but not held over for any further years. 
  • Only one person may receive this award in any year and a recipient may receive the honour only once.

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.


  • Any nominee for this award should not have been a member of the National Committee at any time within 2 years of the date of the nomination.