General policy statement
This Bill amends the Resource Management Act 1991 (the principal Act) to strengthen the test for approval of a requiring authority, which has the power to compulsorily acquire private land in order to progress a particular project. The test is strengthened by changing the project, work, or network utility operation to be
“necessary” rather than
“appropriate” and further, that it is in the public interest.
Clause by clause analysis
Clause 1 is the Title clause.
Clause 2 provides for the Bill to come into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
Clause 3 provides that the Bill amends the Resource Management Act 1991.
Clause 4 sets out the purpose of the Bill.
Clause 5 amends section 167 of the principal Act.