29 Sep 2011

Minister says Resource Management Act reforms working

8:22 pm on 29 September 2011

The Environment Minister says a report released on Thursday shows planning consents are being dealt with more quickly following the reform of the Resource Management Act.

Nick Smith says the report shows 95% of consents were processed on time in the year to June compared with 69% in the previous year.

Dr Smith says the report shows that changes the Government made to the Resource Management Act are working.

However, further changes are needed and the Government is working on a second phase of reforms, he says.