Some good news – the Environment Select committee has recently reported back on changes to the Resource Management Act. They have backed our call (and that of many others) that the ban on councils considering the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from proposed developments is repealed.
This change would take effect from 31 Dec 2021. it’s a while a way but still far sooner than it might have been if left until round 2 of the RMA amendment work. The campaign continues to ensure Government implements the committees recommendations and gives councils clear direction that they must actually use these new powers to regulate emissions, and how.
A summary of the committee’s recommendations can be found here: https://www.brookfields.co.nz/publications/environmental-resource-mangement/477-key-recommendations-of-the-select-committee-on-the-resource-management-amendment-bill