Resource Management Act is a failure - time to chuck it out
8 August 2014
ACT Leader, Dr Jamie
Resource Management Act - It’s a failure -
time to chuck it out – start again
"It is time
the politicians admitted the RMA is a failure," said ACT
Leader Dr Jamie Whyte.
National's Nick Smith has promised
another series of minor amendments to the RMA saying the law
is holding back the country's economy.
He is just
tinkering with a wreck.
No one thinks these amendments to
Marine reserves and the like will overcome the problems of
cost, delay and green tape that now affects all property
When National passed the Resource Management Act
in the early 1990’s the country was promised faster more
That promise has been forgotten by
both Labour and National.
The RMA is been used by local
councils to extend more and more entangling regulations
giving Council’s powers that parliament never
ACT believes Parliament should admit it is a 30
year experiment that has failed and we should start again
using the common law as the basis for environmental
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