An Order for Managers of Land of Infrastructure (OMLI) can set requirements for:  

  • councils  
  • public sector bodies  
  • infrastructure managers (or similar duty holders).  

The requirements relate to how the land or infrastructure needs to be:  

  • planned  
  • managed  
  • operated  
  • controlled.  

These obligations supplement and operate alongside with the general environmental duty (GED) and other obligations in the Environment Protection Act 2017 (the Act).  

OMLIs can play a role in environmental protection by addressing responsibilities outside of the direct focus of the GED. For example, risk arising from third parties using the land, rather than the direct activities of the manager.  

An OMLI can explain compliance expectations requiring a land and infrastructure manager to take certain actions to reduce risk. OMLI may require a land and infrastructure manager to:  

  • take a specific action  
  • consider a specific matter  
  • comply with a specific document, code, standard or rule.  

Reviewed 16 February 2022