Key documents

Our future resource management system: November 2022

These documents accompanied the introduction of the Spatial Planning Bill and Natural and Built Environment Bill to Parliament in November 2022.

Our Future Resource Management System: overview

Our Future Resource Management System: the need for change

Supplementary Analysis Report: the new resource management system

Exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environment Bill: June – November 2021

In recognition of the significance of this reform, the Government released an exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environment Bill in June 2021. This provided an opportunity for the public to give feedback on a partial draft of the Bill. The exposure draft had its own select committee process which reported back in November 2021.

Parliamentary paper on the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environment Bill

Exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environment Bill

Summary of initial impact analysis

Interim regulatory impact statement

Select committee report on the exposure draft inquiry

Expert review into the Resource Management Act led by Hon Tony Randerson KC: July 2019 – June 2020

The reform of the resource management system is based on an expert review into the Resource Management Act, which was led by retired Court of Appeal judge Hon Tony Randerson KC.

New directions for resource management in New Zealand

New directions for resource management in New Zealand: summary and key recommendations

Cabinet papers

14 December 2020: Cabinet paper proposing the repeal and replacement of the RMA

Fact sheets

Resource management reform: An overview

Resource management reform: The Spatial Planning Act

Resource management reform: The Natural and Built Environment Act

Resource management reform: Protecting the environment

Resource management reform: Development, infrastructure and efficiency

Resource management reform: A more effective role for Māori

Resource management reform: Roles and decision making in the future system

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