The Government is working to improve our resource management system. It is focusing on the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) – the primary legislation governing the use of our land, water and air resources.
It wants the RMA to support a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy and be easier for New Zealanders to understand and engage with. It is approaching this is two stages. The first stage is amending the RMA. The second stage is a comprehensive review of the RMA.