Supplementary Order Paper No 49

No 49

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Rāhui Katene, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 20

To omit subclause (2).

Clause 83

To omit clause 83.

Clause 83A

To omit clause 83A.

Clause 133

To omit clause 133.


Explanatory note

These amendments reinstate the decision-making powers of the Minister of Conservation in relation to coastal permits. As noted in the report of the Local Government and Environment Committee, many submitters were opposed to this amendment, including Māori. A ministerial power of veto remains important for protection of the coastal environment.

Clause 133 – This amendment reinstates the provisions of the principal Act, whereby the Environment Court does not have the power to order a party to give security for costs. As noted in the report of the Local Government and Environment Committee, many submitters were opposed to the repeal of the provisions preventing security for costs as it may have the effect of limiting public participation in resource management decision-making to those able to raise security if required.