Submission workshop on Natural and Built Environment and Spatial Planning Bills

Event details

  • Wednesday | January 25, 2023
  • 2:00 pm
  • Online

The Environmental Defence Society, with support from the Resource Management Law Association, is hosting an online workshop on the Natural and Built Environment Bill and the Spatial Planning Bill to assist with submissions on the bills.

Led by Greg Severinsen and Raewyn Peart, the workshop will present EDS’s perspectives on the bills. Questions and answers will follow.

Key topics include:

  • The purpose and principles of the proposed legislation
  • The new system of environmental limits and targets
  • The shift from managing “effects” to pursuing “outcomes”
  • Changes in how resources are to be allocated (and reallocated over time)
  • Changes to key planning instruments, including national direction and regional and district plans
  • Changes to consenting, water conservation orders and compliance/enforcement frameworks
  • How different statutes are intended to work together

EDS is preparing a template submission to help those interested in submitting, and will make this available in advance of the webinar.

More information here.