This section provides links to the Cabinet paper and minute and Orders in Council and regulatory impact statements prepared by the Ministry for the Environment about the Canterbury earthquake response.
Cabinet paper and minute
The following Cabinet paper and minute relate to the Canterbury Earthquake Response 2010.
|Title||Cabinet paper||Cabinet minute|
|Canterbury Earthquake (Resource Management Act 1991) Amendment Order||Cabinet paper|
The Ministry for the Environment administers the RMA and has prepared the following Orders in Council and regulatory impact statements.
For more information about the Ministry's role, visit the Ministry support following the Canterbury Earthquakes web page.
|Legislation [New Zealand Legislation website]||Description||Regulatory impact statements|
|Modifies the RMA to provide a streamlined process for the review of the existing Christchurch district plans and for the preparation of a comprehensive replacement district plan for the Christchurch district.|
|Canterbury Earthquake (Resource Management Act) Order and Amendment Order 2010|| |
Relaxes certain requirements under the RMA on councils.
For example: easing timeframes for approval of consents.
|Canterbury Earthquake (Resource Management Act) Amendment Order 2011|| |
Amends the principal 2010 Order in Council to reactivate expired provisions and provides for Kate Valley landfill to operate outside the conditions of consent, if required.
Provides for a streamlined resource consent process for land remediation works (including infrastructure and flood protection works).
Provides for temporary accommodation (residential and business) and temporary depots or other storage facilities in specified locations by the council.
|Provision of Temporary Accommodation and other Specified Activities |
Provides for a streamlined resource consent process for the reclamation of up to 10 hectares and port activities necessary for the recovery of the Port of Lyttelton.
|Lyttelton Port Company – 10 hectare reclamation and waste disposal |
Provides for a streamlined resource consent process for the temporary storage and recycling of earthquake waste at the Bottle Lake Forest Park and adjoining Burwood Landfill.
|Burwood Resource Recovery Park |
Provides for a streamlined resource consent process for electricity network recovery works already undertaken by Orion New Zealand Limited in Christchurch.
|Electricity Network Recovery |