In February 2021, the Government confirmed that the RMA is to be replaced by three separate acts. These will be the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA), the Strategic Planning Act (SPA), and the Climate Change Adaptation Act (CAA). These new laws are to be drafted and implemented within the current term of Government.
MBIE has funded a number of building standards for free download. This initiative fits within Standards New Zealand’s strategy of working with regulators and industry to get more standards pre-funded, as well as enabling better access to standards that make a difference to the wellbeing of New Zealanders.