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The Environmental Compliance Conference is two full days of practical learning, walking tour, exhibition and workshops from renowned experts, focused on practical and tactical solutions to compliance problems and opportunities in New Zealand.


Foster the professional development of compliance officers

Learn about best practice from recognised experts

Encourage professional debate within the sector

Address key issues through practical case studies

Hear the views of key stakeholders

Full Details coming soon….

It brings together local government officers with the opportunity to connect with some of the leading minds in the compliance world - to hear the views of experienced peers, exchange ideas, review best practice, learn from case studies and catch up with their colleagues.

With a focus on the latest practices, tools and strategies from leading industry experts, we aim to deliver practical knowledge and expertise on how to be more effective, efficient and up to date on Environmental Compliance in NZ. We’ll explore next generation compliance tools, improving environmental performance, theories, innovations and practical applications in a New Zealand context.

Presentation topics will be structured within key themes and attendees will be able to select which sessions they wish to attend. 

Our Key Themes for 2024 are:

  • How to Thrive in a Regulatory Environment

    Regulatory roles can be tough. What lessons have we learned over the past 20 years of environmental regulation in Aotearoa New Zealand? What can we do better to support frontline compliance officers? How can we design regulatory systems and compliance programmes that make implementation easier and more efficient for all parties? How can we become more resilient at an individual and organisational level?

  • Changing Landscapes - getting the basics right

    Changing environmental legislation creates a challenging environment for frontline environmental regulators. We are moving towards a world of ‘fast track consenting’ where decision making on major projects is moved out of the control of local government and more emphasis placed on local government CME with regard to large infrastructure type projects. This makes it important to focus on the principles of compliance monitoring and enforcement. How do we ensure CME thinking is embedded into good policy and consenting decision making? What does best practice look like?

  • What does environmental CME look like 20 years from now?

    Environmental regulation will be a cornerstone of our approach to managing the triple planetary crises. Compliance and enforcement of that regulation is a critical component of the effectiveness of systems in safeguarding the natural world. The coming decades entail unprecedented pressure on resources and the pressure on regulators to perform will only increase. What will it take to drive the initiatives needed to achieve an effective system over the next 20 years?

Who Should Attend 


Officers and team leaders from Regional, District and City Councils are invited including:

  • Front Line Compliance Officers

  • Enforcement Officers

  • Incident Response Officers

  • Pollution Prevention Officers

  • Compliance Managers

This Conference may also be of interest to Planners, Resource Consent Officers and Central Government.


Here’s what previous attendees have had to say about ENVCC:


“Was most impressed by the keynote speakers! The content was relevant, training/refresher element and pier experiences was valuable.”

“Loved the diversity of presentations!”

“The conference was varied and addressed a large proportion of the audience interests”

“The conference was really helpful! Since we got to choose what presentation we went to, we could all benefit”

“The content was great. The range of content appealed to all aspects of my job”

“The gala dinner was spectacular in the cardboard cathedral and Kilmarnock presentation was really moving. The opening night function was great as well, easy to meet and talk to people and a good way to start connections not only for the duration of the conference but also for future compliance advise from external agencies”

“It was a really great experience with a lot of take away learnings”

“Excellent conference, would highly recommend to other people”

“Fantastic! I will be keen to come again and I have encouraged others in my team to come next year”

“This was by far the best conference I have been to. The keynote speakers were outstanding! Well done”

“Excellent experience and good value for money”



26th – 28th November 2024
Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre

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