Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Second Reading – Part 12

Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Second Reading – Part 12

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with the local council public-private partnership but master planned and that’s what we need more of an all clear not best are the Honorable Ruth Dyson the suspect there’s been a bit of a theme running through the National Party over recent times and it’s the theme of they know everything and everybody else is wrong that’s exactly what the scrambled thinking of the minister the Honorable next month in the total lack of leadership of the Prime Minister the right honorable Bill English is demonstrated in this legislation this legislation is being used as an opportunity to reduce public input and two decisions that have a major impact on the amenities in at the environment in which we love and in the Auckland housing crisis as being used is the excuse fury had to justify given that the minister consistently denies viewers a housing crisis in Auckland little lion spreading throughout the rest of the country but there clearly is but for him to then say and because of this housing crisis which doesn’t exist we’re going to get the area may even further I remember when the resource management legislation was introduced into New Zealand for the first time we had a change from the old town planning regime of rules and regulations and we moved to an effects based piece of legislation it was a big challenge but people who were interested in looking not just at rules but of impacts of development of the way that our cities our rural towns could be more friendly to families in their citizens in the way that we could develop our infrastructure in a respectful manner to the environment those attentions that are hard to meet in the resource management sought to do that the whole of Parliament agreed on that legislation of course there were only at that stage two political parties here it was before the start of MMP but it was supported by the whole of Parliament and in my view something is important is the rules around developments that have an impact on our life should be supported by the whelming majority of Parliament if not by the whole of it instead of this bill which is going to just sweet squeak through and what I think has been a pretty shabby deal done and I say that with respect to the Maori Party I don’t agree with the deal that has been done heaven more meerut then the damage that is being done by the rest of the legislation the resource management ex introduced mm necks introduced by the government since 2008 have just continually reduced the opportunity for ordinary citizens and communities to ever say into what is happening in their area in Christchurch the combination of the 2009 resource management amendment combined with the central government imposition of a of a truncated in restricted import little own appeal district plan changes have caused communities to feel disempowered and feel trapped and they have been by this government they have been we no longer have the valid say into developments in our area then we used to this is bad for local democracy it’s bad for empowerment of citizens anyone in this Parliament I am sure would sit around a table with the relevant ministers and say what are the problems with the Resource Management Act and how can we work together to sensibly fix them but it’s not what the minister does the minister who knows everything sits in his ivory tower totally ignoring all the contributions to this but these aren’t fringe groups here we had local government newzealand we had regional and district councils we had Fonterra we had fulton hogan we had airport owners we had the New Zealand law society the Environmental Defense society forest and bird fishing game it’s a pretty broad range of submitters and they all opposed the legislation but the minister would say from his ivory tower I know this they are all wrong or Minister I don’t agree with the I think that in this Parliament we should listen to submitters particularly we know broad range such as that are just outlined come in and say this is a bad bill and that’s what they all said this is a bad bill we could improve the resource management it in a way that all New Zealanders would benefit from but cutting citizens voices out of democratic processes in blaming the Auckland housing crisis is not the way to do it it does demonstrate a scrambled way of thinking from the minister in a total lack of leadership from the Prime Minister we need more solutions working together not thus I call yo hate speaker

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