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RMA Reforms Should Be Priority

Media Release

22 September 2014

RMA Reforms Should Be Priority

Property Council is urging the newly elected Government to prioritise the Resource Management Act reforms following its unprecedented victory on Saturday.

The reforms must provide provisions to ensure the effective functioning of the built environment, including the availability of land for urban expansion and development, are appropriately factored into decision making processes.

Other critical changes should comprise of the efficient provision of infrastructure and the risk and impacts of natural hazards.

These will help ensure a more integrated approach is applied to decision making by taking into account all the relevant issues at hand.

Property Council Chief Executive Connal Townsend says RMA reforms need to provide greater certainty and consistency across the country.

“The effective functioning of the built environment and the availability of land to support changes in population and urban development demand are at the heart of these reforms and to progress.

“With a clear mandate, the Government should now press forward with these changes so the country can reap the benefits sooner.”

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