RMLA Awards 2014 : Call for Nominations



The Resource Management Law Association makes regular awards in the field of resource management.  The focus of the awards is to:

(a)       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

(b)       Recognise outstanding contributions to the Resource management field of law and practice by individuals; and

(c)       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 Documentation, Publication, Project and Regional award decisions are delegated to an RMLA Awards Sub-Committee of the National Committee.

With respect to the Outstanding Person Award, the Awards Committee shall name recommendations, narrowing the nominations down to a shortlist of two (maximum three), with an accompanying report.  The decision on the Outstanding Person Award shall then be made by the full National Committee, and the decision of the Committee is final.  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). Once a nomination has been sent in to the committee there shall be no further communication by any persons nominated or member of the team with the Committee related to the award selection process, until after the Awards are announced.

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.

Unsuccessful candidates will have their documentation returned if requested in a covering letter.  Reasons are not required to be given to any unsuccessful nominees.

The winner of each Award (if any) will be announced at the RMLA Conference dinner. Applicable to all awards, the recipient shall be presented with an appropriate award/plaque and a certificate at the RMLA National Conference. Team awards shall be presented with a certificate for each team member upon request.

Successful candidate/s will be advised a minimum of two weeks prior to conference and are expected to be in attendance at the Annual Conference dinner, where the awards are presented.

There is no formal nomination process.  Simply send a copy of the nominated document/project with a covering note within the deadline each year as notified, to:

Karol Helmink

Resource Management Law Association

C/- 4 Shaw Way



The Closing Date for the Awards is Friday, 1 August 2014.  CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 8 AUGUST

The criteria for each type of award can be found on the RMLA web site at the following link: