New law jumpstarts Hawai‘i land development

Allowing private companies to profit from state parks and beaches may sound like a tough sell in Hawai‘i.

But Act 55, signed into law two months ago by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, facilitates just that.

The law creates the Public Land Development Corporation, which will act as the development arm of the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources. Board members have recently been appointed and a range of possible projects, such as renovating state park facilities and constructing boat slips, are on the radar.

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