Local councils will have more power to decide where new commercial forests – including carbon forests – are located, to reduce impacts on communities and the environment.
Hon David Parker
The Government has taken an important step in implementing the new resource management system, by issuing a draft National Planning Framework (NPF) document under the new legislation.
The Government has accepted the Environment Court’s recommendation to give special legal protection to New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs, Te Waikoropupū Springs (also known as Pupū Springs).
The Government is investing over $12 million to improve the resilience of roads in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions that have been affected by recent extreme weather.
The Government has today released the rapid review “KiwiRail’s Handling of Recent Disruptions to Passenger Services”.
Work will start this year on the first 94 projects under a dedicated fund for early preventative works to protect our state highway network from future severe weather disruption.
Commuter trains moved more than 173,000 people to and from FIFA Women’s World Cup matches in Auckland and Wellington, showing what an efficient rail operation can achieve.
Legislation replacing the outdated public transport model with a fairer system that supports paying bus drivers a decent wage, thereby retaining drivers and improving service reliability, passed its third reading last night.
New Zealand’s first-ever national freight and supply chain strategy will improve the productivity and resilience to disruptions of our ports, freight and shipping sectors.
Transport Minister David Parker has today released the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport for consultation.
The Chris Hipkins Government today announced a nation-building transport programme which will grow the economy and create jobs, help Kiwi households and businesses cut emissions, and help Kiwis get around our regions and cities faster and safer.
Environment Minister David Parker has welcomed the faster, cheaper and better resource management system ushered in with the third reading of the Spatial Planning and Natural and Built Environment Bills today.
The Government is accelerating New Zealand’s switch to clean renewable energy by fast-track referral of three wind farm projects for approval by consenting panels.
Associate Finance Minister David Parker will represent New Zealand at this week’s Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Economic Ministers Meeting in Suva, Fiji.
Two new three lane road tunnels under the Waitemata Harbour, one going in each direction, and a separate light rail tunnel that will link to the existing Auckland Light Rail corridor is the proposed plan for a second Auckland harbour crossing.
The Government is backing a comprehensive package of action around land use in Tairāwhiti/Gisborne and Wairoa.
The Government is providing a further $567 million to Waka Kotahi for immediate works on state highways in Tairāwhiti, Wairoa, Hawke’s Bay, Coromandel and Northland.
The Government has given councils new powers to make street changes more easily in pursuit of locally agreed needs and objectives, Transport Minister David Parker said today.