How do submissions work?
What happens after a submission has been made?
Following the close of submissions, Council will notify the Summary of Submissions. Any person who is representing a relevant aspect of the public interest, or has an interest that is greater than the interest of the general public, may make a further submission. A further submission is limited to a matter of support of, or opposition to, an original submission.
Every person who makes a submission, or a further submission, and who has requested to be heard, will be given at least 10 working days notice of the time, date and place of the hearing of that submission by the Council and will be entitled to be heard in support of that submission.
Every person who makes a submission will be notified of the decision of the Waipa District Council on that submission together with the Council's reasons for accepting or rejecting any submission.
Any person who makes a submission may appeal the Council's decision to the Environment Court, providing the subject of the Appeal was referred to in that person's submission. The process for such Appeals is set out in Clause 14 of the First Schedule to the Resource Management Act 1991.
Who can I contact for more info?
Any person wishing to obtain further information, or discuss aspects of the above Plan Change on the Waipa District Plan, may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Council on 0800 924 723.
You can also check the Ministry for the Environment guide to making submissions.