Coun­cil sub­mits

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South Waikato District Coun­cil has made a sub­mis­sion to the Depart­ment of In­ter­nal Af­fairs’ Man­ag­ing Con­flict­ing In­ter­ests in Lo­cal Govern­ment dis­cus­sion doc­u­ment on the pro­posed re­view of the Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties (Mem­bers’ In­ter­ests) Act 1968. The pro­vi­sions of the act has been con­sid­ered out­dated and the start of the re­view has been wel­comed by lo­cal govern­ment. ‘‘It was just a sub­mis­sion to the depart­ment and I guess they will get all of the sub­mis­sions from all coun­cils and in­ter­ested par­ties and for­mu­late a pro­posed change to the leg­is­la­tion,’’ South Waikato District Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive David Hall said. same month in 2010. There were 13,652 is­sues made in Septem­ber com­pared to 16,721 made in Septem­ber 2010. Dur­ing a Cor­po­rate and Environment Com­mit­tee meet­ing last week, an ap­pli­ca­tion for an off-li­cence by Route 2 Joy Lim­ited was heard in­clud­ing the num­ber of ob­jec­tions it re­ceived. As re­quired by the Sale of Liquor Act 1989, the ap­pli­cant no­ti­fied the pub­lic of its in­ten­tion with a pub­lic no­tice in the South Waikato News. This pub­lic no­tice re­sulted in 50 ob­jec­tions from mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and nearby busi­ness op­er­a­tors. South Waikato District Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive David Hall said: ‘‘The ap­pli­ca­tion has been made, the (South Waikato District) coun­cil’s role is to gather re­ports, when you have sit­u­a­tions where there are ob­jec­tors it goes to the Liquor Li­cens­ing Au­thor­ity to de­ter­mine.’’

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