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A new tangle at the heart of a new RMA

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 29 Jun 2021

Environment Minister David Parker and the head of RMA expert review panel, Tony Randerson (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 29 Jun 2021
If the replacement legislation for the Resource Management Act is to simplify the tangle that currently bedevils environmental and planning law, then the tangle at the heart of the draft legislation released today will need to be addressed.That potential tangle lies in the way the ‘purpose’ of the new legislation, which is intended to “transform our relationship with the environment and better enable development and infrastructure”, is expressed.According to the 43-page explanatory document released with the exposure dra...

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