3. Encourage regional development with certain and timely processes for allocating access to resources, including urban land supply

New Zealand’s economy is made up of diverse regions, each specialising in different activities depending on its natural resources, infrastructure and people. While they differ, each region has the potential to attract further investment, raise incomes and increase employment opportunities. The Regional Growth Programme will help leverage that potential by identifying growth opportunities in selected regions. 

Other initiatives aim to take away much of the uncertainty, time and costs from resource allocation processes and create a system that enables growth while ensuring important environmental standards are maintained. This includes the current resource management legislative reform package. 

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