NZ | What the draft Natural and Built Environment Act means for early career professionals

The NZ Chapter of EIANZ will be hosting an evening aimed at early career professionals in Auckland, Christchurch and online. The evening will follow a series of presentations focused on the draft Natural and Built Environment Act (NBA), one of three new laws that will replace the Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991. As the main replacement for the RMA, the NBA will be the core legislation governing land use and environmental regulation in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Come along to hear about what the NBA is about, and how it will affect early career environmental practitioners as they move through their working lives! Presentations will be given by legal and environmental professionals specialising in ecology, water quality, and planning, who will provide their key takeaways from reading and submitting on the draft NBA, as well as the potential impacts the NBA will have on their area of work and on early career professionals entering this space.

Meet the speakers:

Kirsty Dibley | Senior Solicitor at Russell McVeagh
Kirsty will be speaking on the main differences between the RMA and NBA, as well as an opinion piece on the draft bill

Garrett Hall | Technical Director, Environments at Beca
Garret will be speaking on matters relating to water quality and environmental bottom lines

Dr Ian Boothroyd | Associate Partner, Ecologist at Boffa Miskell
Ian will be speaking on potential effects the draft NBA may have on ecological outcomes

Marsha Badon | Senior Associate, Planning at Beca
Matt Lindenberg | Technical Director, Planning at Beca
Marsha and Matt will provide an overview of the RMA reforms and NBA in relation to planning.

The event will be held live in-person in Auckland with live streaming to Christchurch and online. This is a great opportunity for attendees to network and meet other like-minded environmental professionals, with drinks and nibbles included at both Auckland and Christchurch venues.


In-person | Free for members, $10 for non-members
Online | Free for members, $5 for non-members


Register to attend in-person in either Auckland or Christchurch →


Thanks to our event sponsors

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Event details

When: 29 March 2023
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost: Free EIANZ members, $10 non-members in person, $5 non-members online

Contact: Registration and event enquiries to or +64 9887 6972