1 Mar 2013

Developer welcomes RMA proposals

9:58 am on 1 March 2013

An Auckland property developer says it is great news consents will be fast-tracked under the Government's proposed changes to the Resource Management Act.

Under the changes, local councils would have just 10 working days to process non-notified consents, and it is suggested more consents would become non-notifiable.

Developer Mark Todd said speeding up consents will be a great option to fast-track projects and decrease legal fees.

But he says the bigger problem of a lack of supply, and an unwillingness to increase density, will continue to affect the Auckland housing market.