Under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020, anyone can apply for a project to be referred to an expert consenting panel.
Applications for projects to be referred to a panel are made to the Minister for the Environment. The Ministry for the Environment has more information on applications for referral on their website.
Lodged and in progress
A project to construct a retirement village in Kohimarama, Auckland by Ryman Healthcare Ltd.
A project to construct 246 residential dwellings in Glen Eden, including a cafe, local community centre and recreational facilities.
A project to develop a retirement village in Wanaka, by Winton Property Limited.
A project to develop 45 residential sections in Richmond, south of Nelson.