Wellington Seminar

The Next Wellington Seminar



Bell Gully and the Law & Economics Association of New Zealand (LEANZ) have the pleasure of inviting you to the following Wellington seminar:

Resource Management Review Panel Recommendations for RMA Reform


Speakers:A presentation by Dean Kimpton and Amelia Linzey of the Resource Management Review Panel, and an economic discussion by Bryce Wilkinson of the New Zealand Initiative and Capital Economics

Date: Monday 15 February

Venue:Bell Gully, Level 21 ANZ Centre,171 Featherston Street, Wellington

Time: Refreshments from 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm seminar start, with an opportunity for further refreshments until 7:30 pm following the conclusion of the presentation and question time at 7:00 pm

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About the Topic:

In 2020 the independent Resource Management Review Panel, chaired by retired Court of Appeal Judge, Hon Tony Randerson, QC, released its report New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand. The review was the most significant, broad ranging and inclusive of its kind to take place since the Resource Management Act (RMA) came into force in 1991.

The review process was an opportunity to design a new system for resource management in New Zealand that delivers better outcomes for our environment, society, economy, and culture. The Panel came up with a large number of recommendations that will reorient the system to focus on delivery of specified outcomes, targets and limits in the natural and built environments.

Dean Kimpton and Amelia Linzey of the Resource Management Review Panel outline proposed reforms, with an economic discussion provided by Bryce Wilkinson of the New Zealand initiative and Capital Economics.

Dean and Amelia will each present for around 20 minutes, and Bryce will present for around 10 minutes, following which presentations there will be around 10 minutes of Q&A.


About the Speakers:

Dean Kimpton has been Chief Operating Officer at Auckland Council and Managing Director at engineering and planning consultancy AECOM. He is currently a member of the Building Advisory Panel for the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, and has previously been a board member of Infrastructure New Zealand. He is a qualified civil engineer and is a Past President of Engineering New Zealand.

Amelia Linzey is a leading planner. She is Senior Technical Director of the planning team at engineering and planning consultancy Beca. Amelia has been a member of the Advisory Board for the New Zealand Sustainable Business Council and an editor for the New Zealand Planning Institute’s official journal.

Bryce is a Senior Fellow at The New Zealand Initiative, and also the Director of the Wellington-based economic consultancy firm Capital Economics. Prior to setting this up in 1997 he was a Director of, and shareholder in, First NZ Capital. Before moving into investment banking in 1985, he worked in the New Zealand Treasury, reaching the position of Director. Bryce holds a PhD in economics from the University of Canterbury and was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand.

Bryce expertise covers fiscal policy, poverty, inequality and welfare research. He also has a strong background in public policy analysis including monetary policy, capital markets research and microeconomic advisory work.



Lawyers may note that if this webinar topic is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then attendance at this event can count for one hour of your 10 CPD hours. Details of how to confirm your attendance will be announced during the webinar.


Queries about the event can be directed to:

Diego Villalobos, [email protected]


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The future of global trading institutions

Speakers: Stephen Jacobi

Date: March 2021