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'Post-RMA' process looms as govt seeks new urban planning report

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 01 Nov 2015

By Pattrick Smellie Nov. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Entrenched government disquiet with current urban planning practice is behind a further Productivity Commission inquiry into regulation of urban land, which observers believe could see the Resource Management Act's planning functions split into separate legislation. "There's generally some momentum behind looking at what's called colloquially 'after the RMA'," said Gary Taylor, executive director of the Environmental Defence Society, who supports a royal commission of inquiry into whether the 19...

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