Tag: Resource Management Act

“Everyday Guide to the RMA” The Ministry For The Environment

The Ministry for the Environment has on its web site:

"An Everyday Guide to the RMA"

Reform Of RMA Speech Given By Hon Dr Nick Smith Minster For Building and Housing: Links To HPA Postings

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.

“RMA reform agenda outlined” Media Release Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister For Building and Housing

“Impacts of Planning Rules, Regulations, Uncertainty and Delay on Residential Property Development” MOTU Report (Cited By Hon Dr Nick Smith)

“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:

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“Impacts of Planning Rules, Regulations, Uncertainty and Delay on Residential Property Development” MOTU Report (Cited By Hon Dr Nick Smith)

"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:
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/all/files/2_The_Impacts_of_Planning_Rules_Regulations_Uncertainty_and_Delay_on_Residential_Property_Development.pdf

In a quick search we have found references to Heritage in the following sections of the MOTU Report. (more…)

“RMA reform agenda outlined” Media Release Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister For Building and Housing

“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:
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“Govt delays RMA changes, makes them an election issue” Checkpoint (RNZ National) Reporting

Checkpoint (RNZ National) has the podcast of the following news item:
"The Government has shelved changes to the Resource Management Act until after the election having failed to get the backing of United Future and the Maori Party."
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ckpt/ckpt-20140519-1734-govt_delays_rma_changes_makes_them_an_election_issue-048.mp3
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Consultation Has Closed. Public Meeting- R.M.A. “Improving our resource management system: A discussion” : Wellington (Held) Tuesday 12th March 2013

Resource management reform 2013: have your say -details of Consultation  Meetings etc.
The Ministry has reposted the Public Meetings times, dates and venues.
Wellington Public Meeting details:
Venue: Kingsgate Hotel, 24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon
1-3pm Tuesday 12th March

Final Hui:
Kingsgate Hotel, 24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon
12-2 pm Wednesday 27th March (more…)