Since its enactment in 1991, the Resource Management Act (RMA) has undergone several reviews and amendments to keep up with changing needs and circumstances. This page links to information about the second phase of the Government’s current RMA reforms and lists amendments made to the Act since it was enacted.
The Minister for the Environment is currently leading a reform of the RMA which is being carried out in two phases. Phase one introduced the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Act 2009 which was enacted on 1 October 2009. Phase two contains a package of reforms that touch on a number of resource management areas that are not only related to the RMA but cover resource management more broadly.
To find out more about the reforms and how you can have your say visit our resource management reform phase two web page.
The following amendment acts are available on the New Zealand Legislation website
The consolidated Resource Management Act 1991 is available on the NZ Legislation website.
Last updated: 28 February 2013