Environment Minister's media release:
A two stage process to improve the resource management system was announced today by Environment Minister David Parker.
The changes are separate from the legislation to set up an Urban Development Authority to fast-track housing and urban development projects.
“The Resource Management Act is underperforming in some critical areas and needs fixing,” David Parker said.
Stage One will reverse some objectionable changes made by the previous government in 2017 that were widely criticised.