RMA Reform Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA)

RMA Reform – It’s Still a “Watch this Space”

August 2021

The initial public consultation round for the proposed Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) is now underway, with public submissions on a recently released Draft to be considered by a Select Committee later this year. Cato Bolam’s Planning Director Peter Reaburn, discusses what we know so far and the questions yet to be answered.

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Wetlands Environment and Landowner Advantages

Wetlands – Environment and Landowner Advantages

June 2021

With the Unitary Plan now finalised, an existing good quality wetland, either identified as Significant Ecological Area (SEA) on the planning maps, or meeting the SEA quality standards, can generate an ability to subdivide. The final rules, also allow for the restoration of degraded wetlands with the aim of the wetland being designated to be SEA. 

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AGLA Land and Groundwater Conference 2021

ALGA Land and Groundwater Conference 2021

June 2021

The 2021 Land and Groundwater conference was attended by Cato Bolam’s Greg Beck, Land Contamination Principal. Greg reports back on the conference and a number of new developments within the contaminated land industry.

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Huapai Triangle Stormwater Pond and Greenfinger

Water New Zealand’s Stormwater 2021 Conference

May 2021

Stormwater 2021, run by Water New Zealand’s Stormwater Group, was held in Tauranga in May 2021 and attended by Cato Bolam’s Glenn Wright, Senior Civil Engineer. Glenn reports back on the conference and a number of changes that the industry is going through.

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Rural Subdivision Rules - Countryside Living Subdivision using transferable titles.

Auckland’s Rural Subdivision Rules Now Operative

April 2021

The Environment Court decision on Auckland’s Rural Subdivision Rules preserve subdivision rights that encourage environmental protection and restoration in rural zones. This is a win for the environment, and landowners, at a time when the importance of restoring and protecting the environment is receiving ever more prominence.

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Promotions for survey manager and engineering managers

Promotions within the Cato Bolam team

March 2021

At Cato Bolam we are pleased to announce a number of internal promotions within our team.

Please join us in congratulating Amanda Crawford – Survey Manager, Paul Kleynhans – Engineering Manager and Kerryn McPherson – Engineering Manager.

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Waymau Lane Estate

Countryside Living & Transferable Development Right Subdivision

January 2021

Countryside Living zones are zones on the outskirts of Auckland where provision is made for rural living on small blocks. Myles Goodwin, Planning & Environmental Director at Cato Bolam, explains further the definition of these zones and the ability to use Transferable Development Rights (TDR) in northern Auckland.

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