To support the economy and help New Zealanders back into work, the government has announced the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting) Bill which allows eligible projects to be fast tracked under the Resource Management Act.
A large number of other resource management policy changes had been on the government's agenda for reform in 2019 and 2020. However, the impact of COVID-19 on the government's timelines has meant that the government is now likely to need to assess and prioritise which of these reforms will be progressed prior to the election.
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