Section 32 evaluation, reports and professional pathways
For planning teams, the plan making process is enshrined in a single section of the Resource Management Act: Section 32. Your section 32 evaluation is one of the most important things to get right. Not only does it justify your development process, it is the framework that can guide you through the entire project.
We help policy teams design and implement solid s32 evaluation processes. Without those processes in place, policy and plan development can crash. Our secret is to treat the s32 report as a framework tool rather than a hurdle. We help you identify and evaluate issues, options for addressing the issues, and choose methods to achieve the preferred outcomes. We also participate in working reviews with you. As your plan provisions come together, we review the plan in stages to ensure plan sections link together well and avoid repetition.
S32 Professional Pathways
If you feel s32 just gets in the way, we can convince you it is actually a handy tool! Our s32 pathways programme helps you build your s32 process framework, and includes tips and tools and hands-on practice as you work through your plan review. You'll never look at s32 the same again. Your analysis and reporting will be smooth and your plan review process successful.
The programme usually consists of regular group seminars and individual mentoring sessions, but we will tailor it just for you. Seminars are geared to your team’s particular needs and can cover any or all of the plan development process: early organisation, “big picture” discussions, data management, submissions, cost and benefit analysis, technical writing and editing. The package is the most effective when it runs parallel to your live plan review process.
Planners who complete the programme have the tools do the next s32 evaluation independently and with confidence.