The government plans to scrap the Resource Management Act (RMA) and replace it with three new pieces of legislation, RNZ reveals. A review ordered by Environment Minister Parker, stated that the 30-year-old law is “too costly, takes too long, and has not adequately protected the environment.” The plan to scrap the RMA is in line with the findings of an independent review panel, led by retired Court of Appeal Judge Tony Randerson QC. The panel recommends a completely different approach, while still incorporating some of the key principles of the previous legislation.
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