Otago Property Investors Association Inc
Environment Minister Amy Adams has unveiled the next phase of the Government’s plan to revamp the resource management system, designed to speed up consent times and reduce costs.
She said: "It must be remembered that the RMA is not just about environmental protection, it is also our planning law. Instead of enabling a strong housing supply, it is slowing development where it is desperately needed."
The Government will make a number of improvements to the RMA across planning, consenting and the provision of national direction.
Some of the main changes are:
Adams said: “Taken together, the changes will streamline and improve decision-making at every level."