In­de­pen­dent and ex­pe­ri­enced com­mis­sion­ers

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Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil di­rec­tor of sci­ence and strat­egy Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil is call­ing for reg­is­tra­tions of in­ter­est for five in­de­pen­dent com­mis­sion­ers to sit on a panel to hear sub­mis­sions on Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Pro­posed Waikato Re­gional Plan Change 1.

Ad­ver­tise­ments went out last week on the Government Elec­tronic Ten­ders ser­vice.

“We un­der­stand the level of in­ter­est and the im­por­tance of the pro­posed plan to our com­mu­nity and we are seek­ing highly ex­pe­ri­enced and in­de­pen­dent com­mis­sion­ers,” said Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil di­rec­tor of sci­ence and strat­egy Tracey May.

The se­lec­tion process re­quires ad­vanced ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with the Re­source Man­age­ment Act 1991 and an un­der­stand­ing of the leg­is­la­tion that un­der­pins the di­rec­tion set­ting doc­u­ment for the man­age­ment of the Waikato and Waipa river catch­ments, Te Ture Whaimana o Te Awa oWaikato (The Vi­sion and Strat­egy for the Waikato and Waipa¯ Rivers), as well as the Na­tional Pol­icy State­ment for Fresh­wa­ter Man­age­ment (2014). A knowl­edge of the Waikato and Waipa¯ river catch­ments is also con­sid­ered ad­van­ta­geous.

The five se­lected will be rec­om­mended by a sub­group of Te Ropu Haatu, the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora steer­ing group. This sub­group will in­clude two Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil di­rec­tors, two iwi man­agers and one rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the Waikato River Author­ity.

Rec­om­men­da­tions for the ap­point­ment of the five com­mis­sion­ers will then be made to the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Com­mit­tee and the on to the full coun­cil for con­sid­er­a­tion.

More than 1000 sub­mis­sions on the pro­posed plan change are cur­rently be­ing sum­marised. Sum­maries are ex­pected to be avail­able mid-year. Hear­ings are due to com­mence in early 2018 with Com­mis­sion­ers giv­ing their rec­om­men­da­tions in mid-2018.

We un­der­stand the level of in­ter­est and the im­por­tance of the pro­posed plan to our com­mu­nity and we are seek­ing highly ex­pe­ri­enced and in­de­pen­dent com­mis­sion­ers. TRACEY MAY

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