RMA moving with the times



A select panel has examined the Resource Management Act to identify areas of weakness and suggest potential improvements. The panel’s recommendations for increasing the efficacy of resource consents came late last year. In addition, in early May the Government announced a temporary fast-track consenting process in response to Covid-19

The panel, chaired by retired Appeal Court judge Tony Randerson, reported back with a list of key issues and options for reform to resource management systems and the Resource Management Act (RMA). Presented in November 2019, the report stated the panel was expected to deliver reform proposals to the RMA by mid-2020, including draft legislative provisions.


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