Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Auckland City appeals decisions on regional plans

24 November 2004

Auckland City appeals decisions on regional plans

Auckland City is lodging appeals to the Environment Court on the proposed Auckland Regional Plan: Air, Land and Water and the associated variation to the Regional Plan – Coastal.

“In order to protect the interests of the council in the development of the regional plans we are making several appeals,” says Councillor Christine Caughey, chairperson of the environment, heritage and urban form committee. “Auckland City would like these plans to balance the needs of a growing, vibrant region with elements of environmental management.”

Some of the areas addressed in the appeal include: best practical options for managing drainage discharges contaminated land and marine sediments management of separate and combined drainage systems, and stream management.

“While Auckland City agrees with most of the content of the proposed regional plans there are a number of aspects which can be taken a step further to ensure good environmental management practices throughout the region,” says Mrs Caughey.

Auckland City is aware that other local authorities, Metrowater and Watercare share similar concerns and will be filing joint appeals where appropriate.

The appeals to the Environment Court were lodged this week, with the expectation that appeals will be resolved with the Auckland Regional Council to avoid the need for formal Environment Court hearings.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news