Submissions on Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora closing

Further submissions on Waikato Regional Council’s Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Plan Change 1 and Variation 1 to Proposed Plan Change 1 will close this month.

Council has released the Summary of Decisions Requested (20 August 2018) from the 1084 submissions it received on the proposed plan change and variation for consideration.

A further submission is a written statement that allows the public to support or oppose other people’s submissions. It also gives the opportunity for others to consider how a submission may impact them, and to have their views considered by the hearings panel along with the original submission.

A further submission can only be made by a person that represents a relevant aspect of the public interest or that has an interest greater than the interest of the general public.

The period for further submissions runs until Monday, 17 September 2018.

The original submissions and further submissions will be considered by an independent hearings panel. Hearings are expected to start in early 2019.

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