More submissions on plan change
Waikato Regional Council has received 61 submissions on the recently notified variation to Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1.
This brings the total of submissions to 1084. The council received more than 1000 submissions to the plan change when it was originally notified in 2016, and these remain valid. Submissions on the variation closed on Wednesday, May 23.
The variation proposed reinstatement of an area in the northeast of the Waikato that was withdrawn from the plan during consultation in 2016 so the council could further engage with iwi.
The variation included changes as a result of conversations with Pare Hauraki, and proposed a 20-month extension to some implementation dates.
Waikato Regional Council science and strategy director Tracey May said the RMA further submission process would be sought in mid to late August.