Resource Management System: Amending the Resource Management Act

The Government is proposing several specific changes to the RMA through the Resource Management Amendment Bill (the Bill).

About the Bill

The Bill includes a new freshwater planning process which will support implementation of the upcoming National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020. 

The Bill also addresses issues with:

  • resource consenting
  • enforcement
  • Environment Court provisions within the RMA. 

The Bill is available on the Legislation website

Public submissions will be called for when the Bill is referred to a select committee. Submissions can be made via the Parliament website.  

Information about the policy proposals in the Bill  

Cabinet materials

Briefing notes

See briefing notes

Regulatory impact analysis documents

Department disclosure statement

Departmental disclosure statement: Resource Management Amendment Bill [PDF, 178 KB]