The Environment Court has overturned council commissioners’ rejection of Bunnings Ltd’s application for consent for a trade supplier warehouse on the Frankton Flats outside Queenstown.
The National Party has been working steadily towards its latest election policy for most of its 9 years in government: new urban planning laws. Resource Reform NZ said yesterday the National proposal didn’t go far enough.
Opposition to the latest Resource Management Act reforms is less about ideology, more about competence, practicality & effects on process.
The latest Resource Management Act reform bill – title, the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – scraped through its second reading in Parliament yesterday by a 2-vote majority, 61-59.
Auckland Council has told the Government it’s taking the wrong approach to improving resource management law by extending central government decision-making into local processes.
The Government’s latest round of resource management reform focuses on planning, consenting & the provision of national direction. Environment Minister Amy Adams unveiled the next phase….