Review of anti-competitive land agreements: discussion document
Seeking information on whether and how land agreements can impact competition, and options for change
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We have seen that land agreements, such as land covenants, have been used in ways that have the potential to lessen competition in the retail fuel, groceries and residential building supplies sectors. We are now trying to understand whether similar issues exist elsewhere in the economy, and, if so, the materiality and breadth of any impacts. To do this, we are seeking your views.
Ministerial foreword from Hon Dr Duncan Webb, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
The Commerce Commission has recommended an economy-wide review into the use of land agreements to assess whether a wider, multi-sector solution is needed to address their impacts on competition.
Covenants and other land agreements may limit competition.
Businesses use land agreements for a multitude of reasons – many unrelated to competition.
Land use and development is governed by a system of laws and rules
We are seeking views on how well existing tools work to protect competition
We are looking into options to better protect competition.