Updates : July 2011

National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity

July 2011 Earlier this year, the Government notified a Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity (the Biodiversity NPS). This article examines the purpose of the Proposed NPS, whether it will be effective at achieving its objective, and the potential implications for the...

Series of Articles - Extraordinary Powers to Expedite Recovery

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 vests extraordinary powers in the Minister for Earthquake Recovery, the Hon. Gerry Brownlee, to circumvent or fast-track usual RMA processes to expedite the recovery of Christchurch.  We have prepared a series of three articles examining the...

Extaordinary Powers to Expedite Recovery

Part 3:  Orders in Council & Other Powers  July 2011   The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (the Act) vests extraordinary powers in the Minister for Earthquake Recovery, the Hon. Gerry Brownlee, to circumvent or fast-track usual RMA processes to expedite the recovery of...

Extaordinary Powers to Expedite Recovery

Part 2:  The Recovery Strategy  July 2011   The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (the Act) vests extraordinary powers in the Minister for Earthquake Recovery, the Hon. Gerry Brownlee, to circumvent or fast-track usual RMA processes to expedite the recovery of Christchurch.  This is...

Central City Recovery Plan Update

The Christchurch City Council recently released updated dates for consultation regarding the draft Central City Plan.  The draft Central City Plan will now be available for public consultation from Tuesday 16 August 2011 and you will have five weeks to make your submission.  Submissions will...

Extaordinary Powers to Expedite Recovery

Part 1:  The Central City Recovery Plan July 2011   The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (the Act) vests extraordinary powers in the Minister for Earthquake Recovery, the Hon. Gerry Brownlee, to circumvent or fast-track usual RMA processes to expedite the recovery of Christchurch. ...

CERA Commences Consultation on Recovery Strategy

The Recovery Strategy is an overarching long-term strategy for the reconstruction, rebuilding and recovery of Greater Christchurch after the earthquakes. CERA, which is responsible for preparing the Recovery Strategy, has indicated that the Recovery Strategy will set directions and priorities for...