Consultation Closed. Urgent: R.M.A. “Improving our resource management system: A discussion document” – Submissions Close 5.00 pm 2nd April 2013

NZ Parliament Picture1Resource management reform phase two. (Link to Ministry site for documentation, outlining the process etc)
Resource management reform 2013: have your say:  (Link to Ministry site where you can make an online submission.)


Previous site posting-

Resource management reform 2013: have your say -details of Consultation  Meetings etc.

Please check Ministry site to confirm meeting details as updates are still being posted.-

The Ministry has reposted the Public Meetings times, dates and venues.

The Ministry has "pulled" the details of the Public Meetings / Hui off the site whilst it seeks confirmation for a couple of dates. (4th March 2013)

Minister Amy Adam's Media Release.
Ministry's web site lists the  key aims as the following-

Key elements of the proposals-
Key elements of the proposals include:

  • Clearer national direction and tools
  • Single, local resource management plans that address future environmental and development priorities and cover all local, regional and national issues; replacing the range of planning documents we have today
  • Simpler, faster and fewer resource consents
  • Māori interests and values to be considered earlier in resource management planning processes with solutions developed upfront
  • Comprehensive management of natural hazards in planning and consenting
  • Housing affordability addressed through explicit attention being paid to this issue in plans and changes to consenting arrangements to drive down their cost and improve their timeliness


This package of proposals will produce a system that is easier to use, more predictable, and with less duplication and costs without undermining important environmental outcomes.


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