RM Journal

King Salmon reigns…for now

The Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Environmental Defence Society Inc v The New Zealand King Salmon Co Ltd [2014] NZSC 38, [2014] 1 NZLR 593 (King Salmon) provided an unequivocal statement as to how pt 2 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) is to be referred to (or rather, not referred to) by decision-makers in plan change applications.

Hannah Marks, Senior Associate, and Georgina Thomas, Lawyer, Greenwood Roche examine how the King Salmon decision might impact on other applications, including applications for resource consent, has been a matter of much discussion since then.

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