Further update on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

Press release: Chair of the Local Government and Environment Committee

For immediate release – 26 August 2016

Further update on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

The Local Government and Environment Committee has been granted an extension to its report back date on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. The committee is now expected to share its findings and recommendations with Parliament by 7 November 2016.

Chair of the committee, Scott Simpson, said "the committee requested an extension to ensure that the over 750 written submissions we received could be fully considered and analysed. The committee also heard from a wide range of submitters in Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch over a two month period. We would like to thank submitters for providing us with a variety of insights and suggestions. Our report's recommendations will draw from our consideration of the submissions."

This Bill proposes comprehensive amendments to six Acts and is 180 pages long. Due to the Bill’s complexity, the committee decided to keep submissions open for nearly 3 months. The Bill has been the subject of strong public interest.

Read the written submissions we received on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill.

Read the Bill.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Scott Simpson (Chairperson)

Local Government and Environment Committee

021 880 331

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Committee staff

lge@parliament.govt.nz