Community and council input critical to shaping new RM laws


Community voice is critical to getting the Resource Management (RM) Reform right, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)

LGNZ President Stuart Crosby said councils will be looking carefully at the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environment Act with a view to how it will improve upon the existing Resource Management Act  and not place a further burden on communities.

Mr Crosby said “We’re broadly supportive of the RM Reform process as proposed. But as the regulatory doers of 95 percent of resource management, councils know only too well what happens if you don’t pin down critical matters when legislation is being drafted.”

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