Law & Regulation

Litigation boom: warning RMA reforms must be precise

Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 02 Nov 2021

Litigation boom: warning RMA reforms must be precise
Environment minister David Parker's first tentative legislative steps to reform the RMA gets a 'needs improvement' grading from select committee. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 02 Nov 2021
The government’s first cut at reforming resource management law needs significant changes and greater clarity if it wants to avoid years of litigation to decide what the law means and unintended consequences, a parliamentary select committee has said.The environment committee has reported back its views on a draft exposure of the Natural and Built Environments Bill. This will be one of three bills that will eventually replace the Resource Management Act (RMA).Submitters on the draft were generally supportive of the need for change, but th...

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