Natural and Built Environment Bill Reform Series

26 Jun 23

From the RMA to a new broader system

The Government is continuing to progress its resource management system reforms following the introduction of the Natural and Built Environment Bill (NBE Bill) and the Spatial Planning Bill (SP Bill) to Parliament in last year.

The Bills are currently before Parliament and are being considered by the Environment Committee. Submissions closed on 5 February 2023 with the Committee hearing over 3000 submissions.

The next stage is for the Environment Committee to report back to Parliament on submissions and Committee recommendations, on the 27 June 2023. As we build up to the Environment Committee’s report, which will attempt to address the very wide ranging concerns expressed in respect of the Bills, we have published a series of articles on the Bills’ key features, and concerns raised in Submissions, listed below.

NBE Bill Reform Series:

Want to know more?

Please contact a member of our Environments, Planning and Natural Resources Team if you would like to know more about the Natural and Built Environment Bill.

PDF version: here.