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July 2020New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand is a comprehensive review of our resource management system. The review process was an opportunity to design a new system for resource management that delivers better outcomes for our environment, society, economy, and culture. Read more
New directions for resource management in New Zealand: Report of the Resource Management Review Panel: Summary and key recommendationsJuly 2020This summary outlines the principal reasons which led to the review of the resource management system and the Resource Management Review Panel’s main recommendations in their report. Read more
Managing the trade in mercury and mercury products: New Zealand’s approach to ratifying the Minamata Convention Consultation documentJuly 2020The Government intends to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury and is proposing to introduce a new set of regulations to do so. We are seeking your views on the Government’s proposals and the impacts of the proposed controls on New Zealand. Read more
Fast-track consenting guidance for applications to be referred under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track) Consenting Act 2020July 2020This document provides guidance for applicants who wish to apply to the Minister for the Environment for their project to be referred to an expert consenting panel under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. Read more