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.
To find out more:
- What’s been said in Parliament about the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill
- Check out the Local Government and Environment committee’s Facebook page
For more information contact:
Scott Simpson (Chairperson)
Local Government and Environment Committee
021 880 331