Concerns raised over Minister's control of ELA Fund
Fri Oct. 21st 2016
In a recent media interview, Berry Simons' Senior Partner Simon Berry expressed concern that the Minister for the Environment is now making the final decision on applications to the Environmental Legal Assistance (ELA) Fund.
Productivity Commission should avoid premature recommendations
Tue Oct. 11th 2016
Berry Simons has lodged a submission on the Productivity Commission’s draft Better Urban Planning report, which makes recommendations to the Government about changes required to the planning regime to improve urban planning.
Poor outcomes from implementation, not the RMA - Report
Mon Oct. 10th 2016
The partners of Berry Simons agree with a key conclusion of the Environmental Defence Society’s report “Evaluating the Environmental Outcomes of the RMA” that “the environmental outcomes of the RMA have not met expectations, largely as a result of poor implementation”, rather than poor delivery by the RMA itself.
A New Town at Paerata - Breaking Ground at Wesley College
Tue Oct. 4th 2016
Berry Simons partners Sue Simons and Simon Berry attended a ground-breaking ceremony at Wesley College to celebrate the start of earthworks on what will become a new town on the grounds of Wesley College.