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Following the joint hearing on 21 to 25 July, 28, 30, 31 July, 1 August and 1 September 2014, the Hearing Commissioners provided a report on 28 October 2014 which set out their recommendations on the Notices of Requirement from the NZ Transport Agency (the Transport Agency) to designate the sections of the Southern Links road network (the Project) within the Waipa and Waikato Districts and Hamilton City for which it will take responsibility. The recommendations were provided to the Transport Agency on 28 October 2014.
On 8 December 2014, the Transport Agency advised the Councils that it accepts in substantial part the recommendations of the Hearing Commissioners, subject to some amendments to the associated condition sets. These decisions and condition sets are available to view via the links above.
This letter formally informs you, as a submitter and/or directly affected land owner and occupier of the Transport Agency’s decision to confirm the four designations for the Project subject to a range of conditions, and that you may appeal to the Environment Court against the whole or part of the decision.
Please note that the persons able to appeal this decision pursuant to Section 174 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (the RMA) are:
(a) the territorial authoirities; and(b) any person who made a submission on this Notice of Requirement.
Hearings Report HCC s168A Decision notified 28 October 2014
Pursuant to Section 173 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (the RMA), the Hamilton City Council (as the territorial authority) gives notice that on 28 October 2014 the Hearing Commissioners for the Southern Links Project issued their decision on the Notice of Requirement from Hamilton City Council (as the requiring authority) in respect of the Southern Links road network within Hamilton City for which it will take responsibility. This decision confirms the designation within the Hamilton City District Plan and Hamilton City Proposed District Plan subject to conditions.
The designation (reference 111) is for the construction, operation and maintenance of an urban arterial transport network to, and through, the Peacocke Structure Plan Area in Hamilton South.
In this instance the Hearing Commissioners were appointed to decide this matter on behalf of Hamilton City Council (as the territorial authority) pursuant to section 168A the RMA.
Please note that the persons able to appeal this decision pursuant to Section 174 of the RMA are:
(a) Hamilton City Council (as the territorial authority); and(b) any person who made a submission on this Notice of Requirement.
If you have any queries regarding the decisions please contact Andrew Cumberpatch at MWH on (07) 839 9856.