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RMA reform benefits outweigh costs – probably

Ian Llewellyn
Wed, 07 Jul 2021

Reduced litigation over consenting decisions would result in savings of $1.7m per year to central government and $30m per year to local government. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Ian Llewellyn
Wed, 07 Jul 2021
Implementing a new resource management system will cost the government and councils more than $150 million, but will eventually deliver savings to households and businesses of about $150m a year, government documents estimate.The regulatory impact statement (RIS) on Resource Management Act reform says, with the final shape of legislation still uncertain, it was difficult to estimate costs and benefits. However, officials forecast a general shifting of costs from those using or impacted by the RMA to central and local government under the propos...

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