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Call for further submissions on Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora

Published: 20/08/2018

Waikato Regional Council is now inviting further submissions on Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Plan Change 1 and Variation 1 to Proposed Plan Change 1.

Today, the council released the Summary of Decisions Requested 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.

“We’ve received a wide range of feedback from previous submissions and it’s important for others who will be impacted by the plan change to have a say on them,” said Tracey May, Waikato Regional Council director of Science and Strategy. 

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

The summary of decisions requested can be found on the regional council’s website, at council offices and libraries in Tūākau, Huntly, Paeroa, Matamata, Te Awamutu, Tokoroa, Ōtorohanga and Waitomo.

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

Further information is available at