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Council Horrified To Discover Error

Council Horrified To Discover Error

Greater Wellington Regional Council advised today that a computer system error had resulted in 80 public submissions on the Ngauranga to Airport Draft Corridor Plan being overlooked.

"We were horrified to discover yesterday afternoon that a number of electronic submissions had been sent to us and then misplaced on our system, Greater Wellington's Divisional Manager Transport Policy & Strategy Jane Davis said.

"We are currently conducting a computer system review to find out what happened to cause these submissions to get misplaced.

"Of these 80 submissions, seven had asked to be heard by the Hearing Committee.

"We are currently reviewing these submissions to ensure that the matters they raise are placed before the Hearing Committee and that submitters who wish to be heard can be heard.

"The submitters of these misplaced submissions will also be contacted by us to apologise for this oversight and to advise them about what has happened and the process that we will follow from here.

"It is important that people trust our submissions processes. We are embarrassed and disappointed and having a very close look at what happened here to ensure that it doesn't happen again," Jane Davis said.


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