The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, the Productivity Commission Report and the Future of Planning for the Environment in New Zealand

Policy Quarterly, 12 (4), pp.71-76

6 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2016

See all articles by Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This article discusses the debates in New Zealand concerning extensive amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 and other inquiries into natural resources and environmental law in New Zealand. It criticises the Government’s proposed reforms but suggests directions that change could take. It also argues that reform of local government law is a necessary ingredient of any change. It sets out nine principles for the suggested local government changes.

Keywords: Environmental Law, Resource Management, New Zealand, Local Government

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K30, K32

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, the Productivity Commission Report and the Future of Planning for the Environment in New Zealand (2016). Policy Quarterly, 12 (4), pp.71-76 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2890064

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
41
Abstract Views
257
PlumX Metrics