UNITARY PLAN MILESTONE
Amajor milestone in the Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) process was reached on May 13 when hearings before the Independent Hearings Panel came to an end. The PAUP received 9443 submissions over a five-month consultation period, followed by 3951 further submissions. The next stage is for the panel to make recommendations. These will be received by Auckland Council on July 22. The council will then have 20 working days to consider the recommendations. The council’s governing body will make its final decisions on the plan in late August.