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Resource Management Act amendment passes second reading

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 7/12/2021
© RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

A bill making it easier for landowners to build in the backyards of the country's biggest cities has passed its second reading.

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(File image) Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The legislation will amend the Resource Management Act to allow landowners to build up to three storeys without resource consent.

One of many changes already made to the bill includes reducing the maximum height people can build to on their boundary from 6 metres to 4 metres.

The bill has just passed its second reading with support from Labour, National, Te Paati Māori and the Green Party - with the ACT Party opposed.

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