COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020

Version as at 3 November 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020

Public Act
2020 No 35
Date of assent
8 July 2020
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.


3Repeal of this Act
6Treaty of Waitangi
8Transitional, savings, and related provisions
9Act binds the Crown
10Procedural principles
11Electronic service of documents
12Relationship between this Act and Resource Management Act 1991
13Appeals and judicial review
14Expert consenting panel considers listed projects and referred projects
15How expert consenting panel considers projects
16Who makes referral decisions
17How Minister satisfies obligations under section 6 (Treaty of Waitangi)
18Criteria for projects that may be referred
19Whether project helps to achieve purpose of Act
20Application for referral
21Process after Minister receives application
22Minister may request information
23Decision to decline application for referral
24Decision to accept application for referral
25Notice of decisions on application for referral
26How project is referred
27Order in Council to refer project to expert consenting panel
28Functions of EPA
29Work on infrastructure: permitted activities
30Criteria for work on infrastructure
31Criteria for permitted activities
32Activities excluded from being permitted activities
33Requirements before commencing work on infrastructure
34Order in Council to add agencies for work on infrastructure
35Monitoring and enforcement

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: