Better urban planning - Issues Paper

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Inquiry report
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The issues paper outlines the Commission’s proposed approach to the inquiry, the context for the inquiry, and a preliminary list of key questions to be addressed.

The terms of reference for this inquiry invite the Commission to identify the most appropriate system for allocating land use in cities. This includes the processes that are currently undertaken through the Resource Management Act, the Local Government Act and the Land Transport Management Act. It also includes elements of the Building Act, Reserves Act and Conservation Act that affect the ability to use land in urban areas. The inquiry will look beyond the existing planning system and provide a framework for assessing future planning reforms.

The Commission is seeking submissions on the issues paper by 9 March 2016. The final report will be delivered to Government by 30 November 2016.

More about this inquiry:

Urban planning