What the Govt is doing Areas of work Resource Management

What the Government is doing about the Resource Management System

The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) is the main law governing how people interact with natural resources. As well as managing air, soil, freshwater and the coastal marine area, the RMA regulates land use and the provision of infrastructure, which are integral components of Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system. People can use natural resources if doing so is allowed under the RMA or permitted by a resource consent.

Reforming the RMA

The Government plans to repeal the RMA and enact new laws to create a resource management (RM) system that will safeguard the wellbeing of current and future generations.
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Resource management system reform

Guidance on the RMA

Acts and Regulations on resource management