RMA reform submissions agree on problems but not solutions

RMA reform submissions agree on problems but not solutions
David Parker's RMA reforms – no one said it would be easy. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Submissions on resource management reform show a similar pattern of concerns, but for different reasons and seeking different results.An extended period for submissions on the Natural and Built Environment Bill (NBEB) and Spatial Planning Bill (SPB) closed this week as the environment select committee began public hearings.The long and complex bills replace the similarly long and complex Resource Management Act (RMA).Many submissions raise similar themes of concern. These include the likelihood of long legal arguments defining new terms and con...

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