The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is pleased that the Government has announced membership of its Resource
Management Review Panel. The Review was announced by Hon David Parker in June this year and is to develop a modern,
fit-for-purpose resource management system.
The Minister has announced that the following experts are to work with chairperson, Hon Tony Randerson QC, on the
• Amelia Linzey, who is a planner and the Senior Technical Director of the planning team at Beca.
• Dean Kimpton, who has been the Chief Operating Officer at Auckland Council and Managing Director of engineering
and planning consultancy AECOM.
• Kevin Prime MBE ONZM, who is a Commissioner with the Environment Court and a farmer, forester, and
conservationist in Northland.
• Rachel Brooking, a Senior Associate at Anderson Lloyd specialising in environmental and local government
• Raewyn Peart MNZM, who has significant experience in environmental law and is currently the Policy Director at
the Environmental Defence Society.
“We are especially pleased to have our Policy Director, Raewyn Peart, appointed to the review panel. Raewyn will stand
down from her involvement in our own Resource Management Review project as a consequence of this appointment,” said EDS
CEO Gary Taylor.
“Dr Greg Severinsen and our small team will continue to work towards releasing the final report from the EDS Resource
Management review on schedule in December. That project is being supported by the NZ Law Foundation and business
partners. The final report will set out our view on what a revised resource management system should look like and
provide a timely contribution to the Randerson Panel’s thinking.
‘This is a once in a generation opportunity to review our resource management system which is now nearly 30 years in
existence and no longer fit for purpose. The world is a quite different place with serious social and environmental
issues that need addressing. We have confidence in the membership of the Government’s panel and look forward to engaging
with it,” Mr Taylor concluded.
Environmental Defence Society
EDS is a not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to improving environmental outcomes within New Zealand.
The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is a professionally run, independent environmental group that was established in
1971. It brings together the disciplines of science, planning, landscape and the law.
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It operates as a think-tank, providing thought leadership on key environmental issues as well as representing the
environment before councils and the courts.
EDS is located at the collaborative and business aware end of the environmental movement, seeking constructive
engagement with all sectors, to achieve good environmental and economic outcomes for all New Zealanders. It has
It also plays an education role, helping business, councils, community groups and iwi to better understand best
practice resource management. EDS runs national and regional conferences and seminars on topical issues.
EDS is a registered charity and donations to it are tax-deductible.