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February 2018

First working paper released from Resource Management Reform Project

This EDS project is taking a first principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system operates and will provide an evidence-based perspective on how it could be improved for the coming decades.

Working paper 1 is the first of three, which will culminate in a final report at the end of 2018. It focuses on the context for reform and key lessons learnt from the project team’s international study tour to Europe and North America.

“EDS is examining what fundamental reform of our system should look like. This is a first for New Zealand, with the project taking a quite different approach to the ad hoc amendments that have characterised RM reforms to date,” said Gary Taylor, EDS CEO.

Reform of the Resource Management System The Next Generation – Working Paper 1

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The Law Foundation is providing $356,000 for this research project