Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

People and organisations wanting to have a say on reforms to the Resource Management Act will have plenty of time over the summer to prepare their submissions.

The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill had its first reading in Parliament last week (3 December) and has now been sent to the Local Government & Environment Select Committee for consideration.

As Committee chair and Coromandel MP Scott Simpson said people interested in having a say on the reforms will have until Monday, 14 March 2016, to get their submissions in.

“I wanted to make sure there was plenty of time for people to make their views heard,” Mr Simpson says.

“These are important reforms aimed at reducing the bureaucracy around the Resource Management Act.

“The new changes are designed to reduce costs and delays for home owners and businesses while at the same time improving New Zealand’s planning and environmental controls.

“I am sure there will be many individuals, businesses, councils and other interested organisations wanting to have a say on these reforms.”

Submissions are now open and close on Monday, 14 March 2016.

A downloadable copy of the bill and details on how to make a submission can be found on the Parliamentary and the Local Government and Environment Select committee’s Facebook page