Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Integrated environment management and sustainability in New Zealand. Integrated environmental management: Nominative + Strategic + Operational. Legislation passed to better care for the environment in times of development.
Administrative reforms
Introducing ministries and commissioners.
Legislative reforms
Rules to follow.

Resource Management (promotes but does not define the use of resources). Regulates use and protection of air and water. Sustainable management of natural and physical resources. Produce an integrated effects based policies. Improve public access to planning and project specifications. Improve Maori consultation. Establishes a specialist Environmental Court.

Building Act. Minerals. Forests. Fisheries. Resource consents still required for external activities.

Lecturer going through a wind farm example. Seems like section 5 (sustainable management) is the main stumbling block for project approval.

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