Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal
Please note the Tribunal Registry will be closed from 5 pm Tuesday 24 December 2019 and
will re-open at 8:45 am on Thursday 2 January 2020.
By virtue of Section 29 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1931, any appeal period which elapses within that time frame is extended until 5 pm Wednesday 2 January 2020.
The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal resolves appeals against a wide range of administrative acts and decisions. The Tribunal can also make orders protecting environmental or planning rights and values.
Amendment to Notices of Appeal
The Tribunal is currently undergoing a review of its publications and will gradually replace outdated forms and publications with new ones. The first form which has been updated is the Notice of Appeal for the Land Use Planning & Approvals Act 1993. Please ensure the new form is used in relation to any new matters you wish to file.
The Tribunal has issued media guidelines which includes requirements related to the use of electronic devices. Please ensure anyone who wishes to attend any hearings of the Tribunal, whether parties, witnesses, media or members of the public are aware of the requirements set out in those guidelines.
The Tribunal has recently participated in an audit of security measures provided across the entire Department of Justice.
Following that audit, the Tribunal is adopting variations to access to its premises to improve the provision of security which come into effect Wednesday 3 July 2019.
Any person who wishes to attend the Tribunal premises for any reason other than attending a listed hearing or mediation should first contact the Tribunal to make an appointment. Staff will be generally available and appointments will be made to suit the convenience of persons attending to the best of the Tribunal’s capacity.
The Tribunal will need to be advised the names of persons wishing to attend the Tribunal and for what purpose.
If an appeal or proceedings is listed for a hearing or mediation, there is no need to make an appointment.
All visitors who are present in any hearing rooms will be required to sign in to and sign out of a visitor book provided at reception.
The listings of matters before the Tribunal is now available on this website. It provides a two-week snapshot of listings of the Tribunal. You should note, however, that matters can be added or deleted from the listing without notice so any parties should always check with the Tribunal registry if in doubt.
Amendment to Table of Fees
The fees (PDF, 97.3 KB) payable for the lodgment of documents at the Tribunal will be amended from 1 July 2019.