30 Jul 2020

Resource Management Act reflects 'another era' - Legal expert

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 30 July 2020

A law expert says the Resource Management Act reflects the views of another era and it is time for it to go.

Professor John Hopkins, research director at the University of Canterbury's School of Law, says the RMA no longer reflects the views held by the bulk of New Zealanders.

The government is now looking at replacing the RMA with two new pieces of legislation - a Natural and Built Environments Act and a Strategic Planning Act.

Professor Hopkins speaks to Corin Dann.