Resource Management Acts Reform consultation

B+LNZ is representing sheep and beef farmers’ interests in the Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms process.

The Government is proposing to replace the RMA with new environmental management laws. Submissions on the exposure draft legislation were sought as part of the select committee process.

Because what was released was so detailed and complex, and the submission period was short, B+LNZ made a submission on behalf of sheep and beef farmers.

While we support the need for reforming the RMA we oppose the proposed new Bills in their current form. We’re calling on the Government to withdraw and rework the Bills.

We have been in contact with other sector groups such as Federated Farmers and DairyNZ and we all have similar concerns.

Submissions closed on 5 February but B+LNZ received an extension to 19 February.

Access a copy of our submission here (PDF, 648KB)

Read our media release here.

You can also read more about the reforms on the Ministry for the Environment’s website.