We have linked the HPA postings of Hon Dr Nick Smith's Speech, related Media Release and the MOTU Report cited:
“Overhauling the Resource Management Act” Speech by Hon Dr Nick Smith M.P.
"The second problem is that the RMA puts huge weight on protecting landscape, amenity, natural character and heritage without any balancing consideration over the cost implications."
(The relevant section has been highlighted in the following text of the Speech.)
The text of Hon Dr Nick Smith's Speech to Nelson Rotary is as follows:
"Impacts of Planning Rules, Regulations, Uncertainty and Delay on Residential Property Development" MOTU Report is cited by Hon Dr Nick Smith is speech “Overhauling the Resource Management Act”.
The report can downloaded from this link:
In a quick search we have found references to Heritage in the following sections of the MOTU Report. (more…)
“The Government is planning the most significant overhaul of the Act since its inception 25 years ago. We want to modernise the purpose to make it more practical and relevant, standardise council plans and simplify the process for gaining consents.”
The following is the text of the Media Release:
Jacinda Ardern M.P. has the following roles:
Catherine Delahunty M.P is the Spokesperson For Heritage for the Green Party.
Catherine Delahunty has the following
Current Parliamentary Roles:
Ron Mark M.P. is the Spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage for N.Z. First.
Ron Mark M.P. is also the Spokesperson, Building and Construction
Ron Mark M.P. has the following
Current Parliamentary Roles: (more…)
The Prime Minster Rt Hon John Key has named Maggie Barry M.P. as the (new) Minister of Arts Culture and Heritage.
Hon Maggie Barry M.P. has a Cabinet ranking of 20 and her Ministerial responsibilities are the following:
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Minister of Conservation
Minister for Senior Citizens
“Labour’s plans to protect Canterbury’s heritage and to support building a liveable city include carrying out an audit of all remaining heritage buildings in the CBD and wider region. We will also repeal Section 38 of the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Act to ensure the community have their say before any more heritage buildings are razed."
“That guarantees the iconic Christchurch cathedral will not be demolished in haste, with any decisions on its future only being made after consultation and a proper Resource Management Act process."
Media Release is as follows: (more…)