Evaluating the environmental outcomes of the RMA

Environmental Defence Society, Madeleine Wright, Marie A Brown, Raewyn Peart
Environmental Defence Society
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The purpose of this project is to explore whether the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) has delivered desired environmental outcomes for New Zealand. It is intended to complement wider assessments of the efficacy of the Act. The project is focused on gathering the best available information on the state of the environment in New Zealand and the influence of the RMA on that state. This evidence is intended to help enable an informed discussion on the future of the RMA.

The project is being undertaken in the following three stages which are being completed in succession:

Stage 1: The state of the environment and a framework for RMA evaluation

Stage 2: The environmental outcomes of the RMA

Stage 3: Addressing the key issues: recommendations for the future

With support from:

New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development, NZCID 

Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern, EMA

Property Council New Zealand

Last updated: 2016-10-03