January 8, 2024

S1, E06 - Sarah Scott on the Resource Management Act reform

In this episode, we are fortunate to have one of New Zealand's leading environmental law specialists, Sarah Scott from Simpson Grierson. Sarah has amassed a whopping 17 years at SG that have seen her gain immense exposure to various areas in the law and the opportunity to specialise and grow where she now practices.

We delve into her expertise and knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and what has been happening here recently. With two new pieces of legislation set to be phased in over the next 10 years, Scottie shares her thoughts on why it was necessary, what we have now and where to next.

This of course all sits under an enormous cloud of uncertainty due to the change of Government in New Zealand. Could it mean that all this much-needed hard work is repealed and our Environmental lawyers, Councillors, Developers and the like are stuck in the same position, at least for now?

To listen to this episode, visit https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/s1-e06-sarah-scott-on-the-resource-management-act/id1704775728?i=1000635109497