Resource Management Act: RMA Link: Topics: Details

The RMAlink project aims to make community participation in all Resource Management Act processes more straightforward and less time-consuming. More effective participation from those with a concern for the environment will contribute towards improving environmental outcomes nationwide.

Topics: Details

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Wellington Community Network
Subject Transport Issues

Text Roading Projects


PCE (2005) Hawkes Bay Expressway: Noise and Air Quality Issues
Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Wellington.
Investigation into impacts of Hawkes Bays main arterial traffic route on nearby residents. 14 recommendations to deal with problems resulting from poor planning decisions in the past.

Journal Articles

Walsh, T. (2004) Best Practice Consultation on High Profile Projects
Planning Quarterly, Dec 2004, p14-15
Consultation with the community - the process followed on Aucklands Eastern Transport Corridor project.

Cook, H. and Walsh, T. (2003) Roading Affects Communities.
Planning Quarterly, March 2003, p8-9
Article discusses community consultation process undertaken for new road in south Auckland. Used various techniques to increase participation.

Davies, Tom (2003) An Answer to Aucklands Traffic Problem? An Analysis of Aucklands Proposed Eastern Motorway.
Planning Quarterly, June 2003, p26-28.
Article summarises likely ecological and social impacts, benefits and tradeoffs. Refers to Kyoto Protocol implications of proceeding with motorway. Likelihood of public/private partnerships to build/operate.


Relevant Case Law