Updates : July 2012

Revising the Principles of the RMA

A review of the recommended amendments to sections 6 and 7 of the RMA July 2012 As part the Government’s phase II reforms of the RMA, a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was established to review and recommend changes to sections 6 and 7 of the RMA. The TAG Report was made available on 6 July...

City Blueprint

On 30 July 2012, the Christchurch Central Development Unit released the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, or “Blueprint”. The Blueprint provides for a greener, compact, and low level “core” central city, bounded by the Avon River, and a new “frame” to the north, east, and south. In...

RMA Reform

On 5 July, the Government released an independent report which considered changes to sections 6 and 7 of the Resource Management Act to address, among other things, management of natural hazards. It proposes an extensive rewrite of these provisions, which provide the sustainable management...