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Healthy Homes Standards and Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020
The Healthy Home Standards and Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 are now law.
Fast tracking New Zealand’s COVID 19 recovery
2020 certainly isn’t the year we thought it would be and the Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 (the Act) definitely wasn’t on the Government’s legislative agenda back in January. The Act was passed under urgency and is part of the government’s economic response to Covid-19, promoting development as a way to stimulate the economy.
Fresh National Direction: The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020
The brand new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPSFM20) came into force on 3 September 2020, replacing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (NPSFM14). The new statement forms part of the Government’s overhaul of the freshwater planning framework and introduces a slew of changes to the way regional councils are required to manage freshwater resources in the future.
Fresh National Directions: The National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020
The Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020 (“the NES:F”) came into effect on 3 September 2020 as part of the Government’s wider “Action for Healthy Waterways” package (which also includes the new Freshwater Planning Process contained in the Resource Management Amendment Act 2020, the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and Stock Exclusion Regulations). This article provides a short summary of the provisions in the NES:F.
New Zealand’s changing resource management landscape
2020 has seen significant changes for the resource management framework in New Zealand, with more substantial changes on the horizon.
Fast-track Consenting: who benefits?
The proposed COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill throws more light on what the fast-track consenting process will look like. Central and local government projects look to be the major beneficiary of the proposal, with other projects needing to be selected against eligibility criteria in order to qualify.