Hydro generators get a win in RMA reform rewrite

Hydro generators get a win in RMA reform rewrite
Smaller hydro dam operators had been worried about RMA reforms. (Image: Manawa Energy)
Ian Llewellyn
Electricity generators have won a partial victory in getting changes to the Resource Management Act law reform with access to longer consent timeframes.On Tuesday, parliament’s environment committee reported back on the Natural and Built Environment Bill (NBEB) and Spatial Planning Bill (SPB), which will replace the Resource Management Act (RMA) when passed into law.The massive reform is controversial and there are numerous changes recommended by the select committee.Among them is an amendment to the timeframe for consents for renewable e...

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