NZAIA's submission on the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill - 2020
NZAIA supports the overall analysis and the recommendations in the submission from the Environmental Defence Society (EDS). NZAIA recommends that:
- the public be allowed to comment on listed and referred projects;
- the EPA reviews the quality of the AEEs early in the process to ensure they are adequate;
- resources be made available to iwi and hapu involved in producing cultural impact assessments; and
- a rapid SEA framework to allow the EPA to maintain a strategic overview of cumulative impacts.