Fast-tracked consents for major projects
04 May 2020
Source:New Zealand Government
Fast-track consenting to get shovel-ready projects moving
The Government has announced a major element of its COVID-19 rebuild plan with a law change that will fast track eligible development and infrastructure projects under the Resource Management Act to help get New Zealand moving again.
Environment Minister David Parker said the sorts of projects that would benefit from quicker consenting included roading, walking and cycling, rail, housing, sediment removal from silted rivers and estuaries, new wetland construction, flood management works, and projects to prevent landfill erosion.
The changes were approved by Cabinet last week and new legislation is expected to be passed in June. ...
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