Introduced on Nov 15. The bill provides for the development and implementation of long-term, strategic spatial planning through the development of regional spatial strategies to replace the current plans with a smaller number of consolidated plans. First reading on Nov 22 with National, Act and Te Paati Maori opposed and sent to the environment committee. Reported back on June 27 with many changes but the initial intent of the bill intact. National, Act and Green party all filing minority reports. National pledged to repeal the RMA reform bills before Christmas if elected to govt saying the replacement would be worse than the original. Second reading completed on July 18 with Labour, Greens and Kerekere in favour. Committee stage completed on Aug 2. Third reading completed on Aug 15 with Labour, Greens and Kerekere in favour.