Supplementary Order Paper No 46

No 46

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Dr Russel Norman, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 18C

To insert the following new clause (after line 27 on page 25):

18C New section 25AB inserted
  • To insert the following new section after section 25A:

    25AB Power of Minister for the Environment to direct protection of trees
    • (1) The Minister for the Environment may, on receiving a request from a territorial authority, direct that particular trees, groups of trees, species or subspecies of trees, or ecosystems may be proposed for protection under a district plan in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 1, without meeting the requirements under section 52(4A).

      (2) In deciding whether to make such a direction, the Minister shall have regard to—

      • (a) the biological or cultural significance, or amenity value of the species or subspecies of tree proposed to be protected for the particular district or region; and

      • (b) any report prepared by or for the territorial authority on the species or subspecies of tree proposed to be protected; and

      • (c) whether the proposed protection of the species or subspecies of tree is the most appropriate way to achieve the purpose of the Act.

Explanatory note

This SOP proposes a process whereby a territorial authority can apply to the Minister for a group or type of trees to be included in a Schedule, despite section 76(4A).