Updates : December 2012

Trustpower's application to vary the Rakaia River Water Conservation Order

December 2012 Introduction The ability to ensure consistent supply of water from source waterways is critical to the viability of any irrigation scheme. This is particularly relevant to the Central Plains Water Scheme, which requires water to be diverted from the Rakaia River and is subject to...

Much awaited RMA changes tabled in Parliament

As expected, the Government has announced it intends to amend the RMA, and has signalled that further amendments are likely in early 2013. The Resource Management Amendment Bill 2012 had its first reading in Parliament on December 11 and looks to carry on from prior reforms. Whilst early days,...

Land Use Recovery Plan proposed

Gerry Brownlee, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery has directed that Environment Canterbury (ECan), prepare a Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch. The Land Use Recovery Plan will consider residential and business land use prioritisation for the next 10-15 years, and have...