When an activity such as development of a site or a change in the use of land is happening near to you, the Resource Management Act 1991 section 95E provides that the local authority can decide on whether to give limited notification to the proposal or to publicly notify the proposal.
With the Government now confirming the repeal and replacement of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), in this article Jay explores what we can expect from the Climate Change Adaptation Act (CCAA).
The Government has released new policies in relation to freshwater to ensure good quality water is available in the future. As a part this, new stock exclusion regulations came into force on 3 September 2020 and we outline what you need to know.
In this second article of three, Jay looks at the proposed Strategic Planning Act (SPA). The SPA is the second major piece of legislation that the Resource Management Review Panel (Panel) has recommended should replace the often highly criticised, Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The SPA would set the long-term strategic goals in resource management and would also focus on regional spatial planning.
The Resource Management Review Panel (Panel) has recommended a statutory framework for resource management in New Zealand which involves the repeal and replacement of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). In the first of a series of three articles, Jay Rajendram discusses what can be expected under the primary Act that the Panel proposes should replace RMA, the proposed Natural Built and Environment Act (NBEA).
Before you start on your tiny house project it is important to understand what a tiny house is and whether your tiny house will pass muster. This article discusses the two recent decisions about tiny houses in New Zealand and explains what factors you need to consider before you start your tiny house project.
Further to our first article in this series which provided an overview of the Waikato Regional Plan Change 1, this second article expands on the PC1 rules and explains how they are likely to impact on farming activities around the region.
As you may know that on 22 April, Waikato Regional Council has notified its decision on the Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 for the Waikato and Waipa River Catchments. The article below provides an overview about the Plan Change 1, new rules and its effect on farming activities.
This is not the first time in our history that the government has looked to kick-start the economy with large infrastructure, job-creation projects. There are some lessons to be learned from the past: perhaps we need to take just a little time and accept some community input in order to get it right!
Cabinet has now approved an initiative to fast-track approval of resource consents for large-scale infrastructure and development projects. The change is designed as a short-term intervention to help with the economic recovery from Covid-19. In this article we discuss the key features of the streamlined process.