RMA Bill: Public meeting 21 March


UPDATED POST 20.3.13 at 7:14pm


—– Original Message —–
From: Jocelyn Harris
To: Ann Barsby ; Elizabeth Kerr ; Judith Medlicott
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 9:56 AM
Subject: RMA Bill

Dear Ann, Elizabeth and Judith

The proposed revisions to the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) allow for the setting up of a central commission to over-ride environment court and local council decisions. That includes decisions about heritage.

On Thursday 21 March 2013 at 7pm in the Burns Hall, a quickly assembled group of people will hold a public meeting to discuss our concerns and encourage submissions on the revised RMA and reforms to water management.

As the submission date is 2 April that doesn’t give us much time.

I would be grateful if you could alert your networks to the provisions in the proposed Bill as they affect heritage.

Best wishes

Professor emerita Jocelyn Harris
Co-chair, Sustainable Dunedin City Inc


Resource Management — Reform Bill [2012]
Government Bill 93—1

Click on the link, type “heritage” in the Search box at the top of the webpage.

RMAFlyer_10Download: RMAFlyer_10 (PDF, 1.77 MB)

What ORC is thinking… (page 9)

ODT 16.3.13 (page 9)

ODT Link

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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2 responses to “RMA Bill: Public meeting 21 March

  1. ### ODT Online Tue, 19 Mar 2013
    Another meeting to explain RMA changes
    By Debbie Porteous
    Another public meeting has been called in Dunedin to explain the possible local impact of the proposed changes to the Resource Management Act. Organiser Emeritus Prof Jocelyn Harris, co-chairwoman of Sustainable Dunedin, said the group felt it was necessary to have the Thursday evening meeting to help inform people about what was proposed as there were significant changes hidden in the documentation.

    ● Political commentator Rod Oram, Green MP Eugenie Sage and environmental lawyer Maree Baker-Galloway will be at the meeting to explain the potential effect of the proposed changes.
    ● Representatives from the Dunedin City Council, Otago Regional Council, Fish and Game and Forest and Bird will also offer their thoughts on the proposed changes, and respond to people’s questions.

    The RMA was a critical piece of legislation that helped communities manage what was allowed to happen in both the natural and built environment, and changes to it would affect everyone, Prof Harris said.
    Read more

  2. Updated post at top of thread – flyer for meeting added (can be downloaded).

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