National plans big changes to RMA
Updated at 5:49 pm on 30 September 2008
The National Party has released its resource management policy which proposes major changes to the Resource Management Act.
It has restated its objective to reform the act within 100 days, should it win the election this year.
National's environment spokesperson Nick Smith says a National Government would have its RMA Reform Bill through Parliament within six months.
He says it will get rid of unnecessary delays, uncertainty and high costs associated with the resource consent process.
National says it would also establish an Environmental Protection Authority.
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