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Risk and cost management in a changing regulatory environment

Authors: Chris Fowler, David Pedley
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2012, Issue N.Z.J.For. 57(2) 2012, pp 24-27, Aug 2012
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: Introduction Since the inception of the Resource Management Act (the RMA), the forestry sector has responded to what may have seemed like almost constant changes to district and regional planning instruments. Rather than abating over time, the amount of change occurring at present is unprecedented across a range of national, regional and district planning instruments. There is presently an intense level of activity which presents both challenges and opportunities for the sector. This paper identifies current and anticipated changes to regulation of forestry related activities under the RMA, examines how these changes may impact on the forestry sector, and discusses how the sector can respond to manage compliance risks and costs in a changing regulatory environment.