Business NZ defends RMA reforms as misunderstood and overdue

Thu, 12 Sep 2013

Sept. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act are overdue and rightly seek a new balance between environmental and economic development priorities, says the head of the country’s largest business lobby group, Business New Zealand. Chief executive Phil O’Reilly said there was no doubt “the RMA is doing a poor job of delivering good decisions that appropriately consider both environmental and development factors.” His comments follow this week’s blow to the government’s plans to reform fundamental clauses of the 22...

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