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
Date Written: 2016
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
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