Updates : July 2015

Is faster better? A review of recent fast track processes under the RMA

The RMA has long been identified as a source of delay and frustration. Labelled by some as unnecessary bureaucratic red tape, there have been numerous changes made to the RMA over the years to try and remedy some of its perceived shortcomings. A recurring theme of the current government’s...

What can be done about excessive development contributions?

A common complaint from those involved in land development is the amount they are required to pay for development contributions. Historically, there have been limited options available to formally challenge these contributions. However, this has recently changed through amendments to the Local...