Resource Management Act Review suggests replacing Act with new Legislation
Not long after the National Policy Statement – Urban Development was released by the Government, an independent report into replacing the Resource Management Act also decided to be released.
The Too Long : Didn’t Read version? The RMA would be initially replaced by a Natural and Built Environments Act, and a Strategic Planning Act. There is a third proposal around Climate Change and strategic retreating from the Coast but I have not covered that in this podcast.
In this podcast I take another look at replacing the Resource Management Act, and was it any different to what I proposed earlier:
I did find it a bit uncanny the similarity between my first and second takes on replacing the RMA despite not seeing the report when I wrote the MK1 podcast.
None-the-less the NBEA and SPA are supported by the Government and they want it in place by the end of next year. I am looking forward to this even though Spatial Planning gets upended and our work as Spatial Planners will be busy for quite a while.