A Submission on the Exposure Draft Natural and Built Environments Act, by the NZPI.

The Te Kokiringa Taumata | New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) welcomes the opportunity to present these submissions on the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Act for consideration by the Select Committee. The NZPI notes the exposure draft is a small but important part of one of three proposed Acts to replace the present Resource Management Act. While our submissions focus on the exposure draft itself, they also relate to matters raised in the Parliamentary Paper which touches on planning functions and matters that are still works in progress. In recent years NZPI has made significant submissions calling for reform to NZ’s planning systems. In that regard NZPI’s view is consistent with its submission on the Resource Management Panel’s (Panel) “Issues and Options Paper – Transforming the Resource Management System – Opportunities for Change”. This submission is informed by that work.