The latest Resource Management Reform Bill before Parliament is written so that, if it passed into law, there will be NO forms of tree protection allowed in any Local Authority’s district plan apart from the scheduling of notable trees.
Many of you have been through the process of nominating trees for addition to the Schedules of Notable Trees in the district plans operating within the Auckland region and some of you have been successful in gaining that addition. Others have not! However, we are now faced with the prospect that this is the only way we can protect our trees in the urban environment.
We need to act now.
The Tree Council has written a full submission on the relevant section 76 of the Resource Management Reform Bill.