As you may be aware, the Government introduced the Fast-Track Approvals Bill to Parliament on 7 March 2024 and the Bill had its First Reading that day. The Bill as introduced can be read here on the New Zealand Legislation website.

The Bill has been referred to the Environment Select Committee and the Committee have called for submissions which will close on 19 April 2024. You can read more about the Select Committee process, including how to make a submission on the Parliament website. The Ministry for the Environment will be advising the Committee throughout its consideration of the Bill.