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How the National Policy Statement on Urban Development may affect you

There has been a flurry of activity in the urban planning sphere lately, as a number of District and City Councils across the country notified draft intensification plan changes for public feedback.

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Water Quality - balancing development and environment in action

The last few years have seen a shift at the national level to a significantly more precautionary planning approach taken to water quality through the National Policy Statement for Freshwater and the associated regulations in 2020.

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What does 2022 have in store for Planning and Development?

Our team is back after a fantastic break and are ready to dive headfirst into the exciting projects that we have lined up for 2022.

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Inclusionary Zoning

There has been a lot of coverage in the press about high property prices. Prices are increasing around the country at record levels, and solutions are being sought for slowing growth and making housing more affordable. Here we look at one potential solution, its implications, and next steps.

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Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020

Following the emergence of a global pandemic that threatened to significantly affect and damage local and international economies, the Government passed a bill for the Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 (the Act) to provide for a short-term consenting process to fast track projects that will boost the employment and economic recovery in New Zealand.

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RMA Reform

The Resource Management Act (RMA) is undergoing a significant reform. The changes will have far reaching impacts to homeowners and professionals alike.

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