The next phase of the RMA reforms will make further improvements to the RMA, and resource management more broadly, including how fresh water is managed and used and an independent review of sections 6 and 7 of the Resource Management Act 1991.
Key elements of the proposals include:
The Government released a discussion document in February 2013 setting out further proposals on improving New Zealand's resource management system: Improving our Resource Management System.
During consultation more than 2000 people attended over 50 meetings including hui and dedicated council meetings.
More than 13,000 submissions were received on the discussion document. The below document summarises the submissions received and list of submitters:
The below document provides a summary of the resource management reform 2013 proposals:
There will be further opportunity for public input to proposed reforms during the select committee process.
Research has been undertaken to inform the direction of future resource management.
Documents on the following topics are available:
Last updated: 24 September 2013