Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill

  • enacted
52 District rules
  • (1) Section 76 is amended by inserting the following subsection subsections after subsection (4):

    • (4A) However, a rule must not provide for the protection of any tree, or group of trees, prohibit or restrict the felling, trimming, damaging, or removal of any tree or group of trees in an urban environment unless the tree or group of trees is—

      • (a) specifically identified in a schedule to the plan; or

      • (b) located within an area in the district that—

        • (i) is a reserve (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Reserves Act 1977); or

        • (ii) is subject to a conservation management plan or conservation management strategy prepared in accordance with the Conservation Act 1987 or the Reserves Act 1977.

    • (4B) In subsection (4A), urban environment means an allotment no greater than 4000 m2

      • (a) that is connected to a reticulated water supply system and a reticulated sewerage system; and

      • (b) on which is a building used for industrial or commercial purposes, or a dwellinghouse.

    (2) Section 76(5) is amended by omitting If paragraph (b) of the definition of contaminated land applies, a and substituting A.