Further to the Government’s recent announcements regarding the introduction of a fast-track consenting process in response to the COVID-19 crisis, on Tuesday 12 May it released a Cabinet paper on the proposed COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill. The Cabinet paper seeks approval to develop the Bill and provides further details about the proposed fast-track process.
You can read the paper and the Minister for the Environment’s media release here. The Buddle Findlay resource management team is reflecting on the Cabinet paper and will provide further information on the proposed Bill shortly.
In the meantime, please give one of our team a call if you want to discuss the implications of the proposed fast-track process.