he Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is pleased that the Government has announced membership of its Resource Management Review Panel. The Review was announced by Hon David Parker in June this year and is to develop a modern, fit-for-purpose resource management system.
The Minister has announced that the following experts are to work with chairperson, Hon Tony Randerson QC, on the review:
“We are especially pleased to have our Policy Director, Raewyn Peart, appointed to the review panel. Raewyn will stand down from her involvement in our own Resource Management Review project as a consequence of this appointment,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor.
“Dr Greg Severinsen and our small team will continue to work towards releasing the final report from the EDS Resource Management review on schedule in December. That project is being supported by the NZ Law Foundation and business partners. The final report will set out our view on what a revised resource management system should look like and provide a timely contribution to the Randerson Panel’s thinking.
‘This is a once in a generation opportunity to review our resource management system which is now nearly 30 years in existence and no longer fit for purpose. The world is a quite different place with serious social and environmental issues that need addressing. We have confidence in the membership of the Government’s panel and look forward to engaging with it,” Mr Taylor concluded.