Information on this page is not current law. It details new laws intended to commence on 1 July 2021 under the Environment Protection Act 2017.

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 should 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 3 August 2020