Pre-conference workshop: Resource Management Reform

Tuesday 8 August, 1pm – 5pm

This workshop is bookable separately from the main conference. It is available to non-conference delegates.

The workshop will include a succinct critical review of the recent changes to the Resource Management Act from an experienced independent lawyer and a panel discussion with representative sectors. It will also include a keynote address from the Minister for the Environment on longer-term reform and a session exploring what the next generation of resource management law might look like.

Our thanks to the Waikato Regional Council for its support of this workshop (insert logo).

SESSION 1: CONTEXT

Welcome, Gary Taylor, Chairman, Environmental Defence Society

The Resource Legislation Amendment Act and what’s next, Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment

SESSION 2: PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE RESOURCE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT

Overview of the key changes under the RLAA, Douglas Allan, Partner, Ellis Gould

  • Scope of the changes
  • Subdivision
  • New planning track
  • Notification and standing
  • Iwi participation agreements
  • Ministerial powers

Commentators

Key implications for councils, John Duguid, General Manager Plans & Places, Auckland Council

Key implications for iwi, Tama Hovell, Partner, Atkins Holm Majurey

Key implications for NGOs, Sally Gepp, Environmental Lawyer, Forest & Bird

Key implications for developers, Brigid Kelly, Legal Counsel, Todd Property

Questions and discussion with speaker and commentator panel

SESSION 3: FUTURE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REFORM

Key considerations for future resource management reform, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Integrating tikanga into resource management law reform, Professor Jacinta Ruru, University of Otago (by skype)

Achieving better urban planning, Murray Sherwin CNZM, Chair, New Zealand Productivity Commission

Speaker and panelist discussion: Key focus areas for resource management reform

Malcolm Alexander, Chief Executive, Local Government New Zealand
Maree Baker-Galloway, President, Resource Management Law Association
Kim Campbell, Chief Executive, Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern
Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, Environmental Defence Society

Attending the conference: $95 including GST

Not attending the conference: $140 including GST

Pre-conference Workshop

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Scholarships for Iwi and Hapū Resource Managers and Youth

Last updated at 9:08PM on June 7, 2017