15 June 2020 – RMA to be amended to fast track “shovel ready” projects

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Environment
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister for Environment, DOC

Overview: Government announces proposed bill to ammend Resource Managment Act to amend for fastracking ‘shovel ready’ projects through the consent process
Full details here: https://www.mfe.govt.nz/rma/act-to-fast-track-projects

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Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, Industry representatives
Evidence/Justification: Perception that the consenting system takes too long to enable shovel ready projects to provide job stimulus. This is contested by the Green Party