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Our future resource management system: Materials for discussion

In February 2021, the Government announced it would reform the resource management system by repealing the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and enacting a suite of new legislation: the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA), the Strategic Planning Act (SPA) and the Climate Adaptation Act (CAA).

In July 2021, the Government released an exposure draft of the NBA. This set out the key aspects of this Bill such as its purpose and principles and related provisions. This was subject to a select committee inquiry which was completed in October. You can read more about the NBA exposure draft here.

In November and December 2021 the Government have held a series of targeted engagements on the key components of the future resource management system, and the roles and responsibilities that hapū/iwi/Māori, local government and sector stakeholders will play within it. This has provided another opportunity to engage on current proposals before the NBA and SPA are developed into full Bills. With a focus on the initial decisions made on reform detail since the exposure draft was prepared, the targeted engagement has allowed us to test policy decisions and get our partners and stakeholder views on how we could make the system work even better.

Feedback received will inform the Ministerial decisions that shape the Natural and Built Environments Bill and the Strategic Planning Bill before their introduction to Parliament next year.

In February 2021, the Government announced it would reform the resource management system by repealing the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and enacting a suite of new legislation: the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA), the Strategic Planning Act (SPA) and the Climate Adaptation Act (CAA).

In July 2021, the Government released an exposure draft of the NBA. This set out the key aspects of this Bill such as its purpose and principles and related provisions. This was subject to a select committee inquiry which was completed in October. You can read more about the NBA exposure draft here.

In November and December 2021 the Government have held a series of targeted engagements on the key components of the future resource management system, and the roles and responsibilities that hapū/iwi/Māori, local government and sector stakeholders will play within it. This has provided another opportunity to engage on current proposals before the NBA and SPA are developed into full Bills. With a focus on the initial decisions made on reform detail since the exposure draft was prepared, the targeted engagement has allowed us to test policy decisions and get our partners and stakeholder views on how we could make the system work even better.

Feedback received will inform the Ministerial decisions that shape the Natural and Built Environments Bill and the Strategic Planning Bill before their introduction to Parliament next year.