Moana Mackey, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
In clause 4 (page 2, line 16), replace
“1 July 2019” with
“1 July 2016”.
In clause 5, replace the definition of designated area (page 3 lines 10 to 18) with:
(a) means every conservation area and reserve within the West Coast region that is identified in the maps in the Schedule as available for potential windfall recovery, that is owned by the Crown and administered by the Department, other than—
Delete clause 10(3)(a)(vi).
Replace clause 16(b) (page 9, line 14) with:
After clause 21 (page 9, after line 30), insert:
This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 4 dealing with the Bill’s expiry. As most of the timber will be unsuitable for processing after lying on the ground for longer than 2 years, this timeframe rather than the original 5 years, is more realistic.
Clause 5 is amended to insert a reference to the maps in the Schedule as a matter of clarification for the definition of designated area. A new schedule containing maps indicating the areas of allowable logging is also inserted into the Bill.
This Supplementary Order Paper also removes the proposed provisions that prevent unreasonable impact on conservation values or significant soil disturbance. The exemptions from the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 in clause 10(3)(a)(vi) seem unnecessary and would potentially provide others an unfair advantage over private foresters with existing sustainable harvesting plans.