Resource Management Reform kicks into gear

It has been a busy month on the resource management reform front. Our Advocacy team met with the Minister for the Environment Hon David Parker alongside BusinessNZ, the Employers and Manufacturers Association, and Infrastructure NZ. The Minister assured us that communication channels are open and was happy to take up our offer to collaborate with MfE on practical road testing of the legislation as it comes to light.

We also relaunched our Resource Management Act Reform Working Group and had a catch-up meeting at the beginning of April. We are always keen for new members to join our experienced team on helping advocate and crystalise our position on the proposed reforms.

We are calling on members to complete the following survey to assist us in formulating our position.

Work is progressing at pace and the Government’s legislation exposure draft is due out in mid-May. We have a lot of exciting campaigns planned and we are keen to add your voice to our growing influence.

If you are interested in getting involved in discussions on RMA reform, please contact Liam Kernaghan.



Contact | Liam Kernaghan

Southerner Liam is no stranger to politics, with a Bachelor of Arts and Laws from the University of Otago. With his thesis titled ‘Rethinking Reform: Constitutional Reform Processes in New Zealand’, there was little chance of him not entering the political sphere. He backed up his studies with a stint as Ministerial Advisor to Hon Amy Adams and bounced around the halls of Parliament for a few years in advisory roles for several leaders of the Opposition.

Liam is spearheading Property Council’s resource management reform and climate change campaigns, as well as representing our South Island and Wellington members in their specific advocacy initiatives. Energetic, personable and with a fierce wit and ability to make the complex seem simple, Liam is a valued addition to the team.

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