More sub­mis­sions on plan change

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

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.

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