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RMA Reform General
UDF Resource Management Reform working group is currently finalising UDF’s submission on the exposure draft for the proposed Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA). We wish to share the following key points of our submission. Our intention is to:
The NBE Act could position Aotearoa to efficiently respond to pressing issues of climate, population growth, housing and biodiversity. “We have moved away from just managing the effects of activities because the existing RMA has allowed cumulative adverse effects, including
The exposure draft of the Natural and Build Environment Bill just does not expose enough to understand how it will create a flourishing environment with thriving communities. One would have hoped that you could read the bill and understand the
Background In February 2021, the Government announced that it would repeal and replace the RMA, based on the recommendations of the Resource Management Review Panel in their 2020 report to parliament. The three proposed Acts are the: • Natural and Built Environments Act (
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