Safeguard Samoa’s future and existing natural and physical environment.
Ia malupuipuia le siosiomaga faalenatura ma le atina'eina o
Samoa mo nei ma a taeao.
To plan and manage developments that provide better development outcomes for green growth.
Ia fuafua tatau ma mata'ituina atinae ina ia mautinoa o loo
malupuipuia pea le siosiomaga mai atinae fuafuaina.
The Agency consists of a Planning and Urban Management Board (the Board), a divisional head and appointed officers and employees. The Agency’s functions and responsibilities are classified under three sections, namely Strategic Planning Section, Sustainable Development Section and Urban Management Section.
Planning and Urban Management Board
The Board meets every month or as when confirmed by the Chairman. Board member composite includes 10 members. These include five government representatives and five community representatives as determined from time to time by Cabinet acting on the advice of the Minister.
- · Preparing strategic urban planning tools such as planning provisions, plans, and development standards;
- · Development consent and compliance of development activity;
- · Environmental impact control and compliance;
- · Establishes the Planning Tribunal; and
- · Enforcement provisions.
- a) To provide for the fair, orderly, economic and sustainable use, development and management of land including the protection of natural and man-made resources and the maintenance of ecological processes and genetic diversity;
- b) To enable land use and development planning and policy to be integrated with environmental, social, economic, conservation and resource management policies at national, regional, district, village and site specific levels;
- c) To create an appropriate urban structure and form for the development of Apia and other centres so as to provide equitable and orderly access to transportation, recreational, employment and other opportunities;
- d) To secure a pleasant, efficient and safe working, living and recreational environment for all Samoans and visitors to Samoa;
- e) To protect public utilities and other assets and enable the orderly provision and co-ordination of public utilities and other facilities for the benefit of the community; and
- f) To balance the present and future interests of all Samoans.
- The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
- The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Finance
- The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development
- The Police Commissioner
- The Chief Executive Officer of Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure