Property & Infrastructure

July 2014


FYIs are articles that consider current issues, law changes and significant court decisions. To suggest a topic for a future FYI, please click on the 'Suggest an FYI' page on the left hand navigation bar. To receive FYIs via email on your choice of topic, please click on 'register to receive our publications' at the end of this page.

FYI: Environment, Energy & Natural Resources – "Getting ahead of the game" - comments on the final fracking report

10 Jun 2014

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) released her final report on hydraulic fracturing (aka "fracking") and regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry on 4 June 2014...

Read this article

FYI: Environment, Planning & Resource Management – Coro Mainstreet Inc v Thames-Coromandel District Council

15 Apr 2014

The Court of Appeal has signalled that the 2009 RMA amendments may require a rethink of the Discount Brands approach to notification, including increased scope for non-notification and a reduction in the intensity of judicial review of non-notification decisions...

Read this article

FYI: Environment, Planning & Resource Management – The RMA potentially “has no place” in management of genetically modified organisms

20 Mar 2014

The development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been a controversial issue in recent times. Pressure is mounting on councils to have a role in their regulation...

Read this article