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

 


354 submissions received on land and water plan


8 November 2012
MEDIA RELEASE

354 submissions received on land and water plan

Environment Canterbury reported today that it had received 354 submissions on the proposed Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan.

There is now an opportunity to make a further submission, for those who represent a relevant aspect of the public interest or who have an interest in the proposed plan greater than that of the general public. They can submit either for or against submissions already received.

Commissioner Peter Skelton says Environment Canterbury appreciates the time and effort submitters have taken in preparing their submissions.

“The Land & Water Regional Plan is crucial for Canterbury’s future so we must get it right,” Professor Skelton said. “It provides the framework to facilitate delivery of the community’s aspirations for water management as set out in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. The Strategy is the first time that the quality of water from various sources has been comprehensively addressed – in both urban and rural areas.”

After the close of submissions in the current round, on 14 November, the next step in the process is hearing of submissions by appointed independent Hearing Commissioners.

Professor Skelton says that in order to help submitters the hearing is being held in three steps. “The less controversial parts will be heard in the first stage,” he said. “Preliminary legal issues will be heard from 11 December to 14 December, sections other than those including farming provisions and sub-regional sections of the plan from 4 February to 22 March 2013, farming provisions from 2 April to 3 May, and sub-regional sections from 13 May to 31 May. There will also be time for Council reply - from 10 June to 14 June.”

Professor Skelton said Council recognised the challenge of the timetable for submitters. “The schedule for delivery of the plan was first signalled in July this year,” he said. “Logistical arrangements have now been made with the Hearing Commissioners, with an expectation that they will report to Council by September 2013.

“It is important to Council that the region-wide Land & Water Regional Plan and the sub-regional sections of the plan to follow do not get out of sequence. The delivery timetable is challenging and any delays could potentially affect the overall programme for the next four years.”

For more information and the latest version of the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan, go to www.ecan.govt.nz/lwrp. For more information on the planning process generally, go to www.ecan.govt.nz/our-responsibilities/regional-plans/Pages/planning-process.aspx
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Half Empty: Dairy Prices Drop To Lowest Since August 2009

Dairy product prices fell to the lowest level in more than five years in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by declines in butter milk powder and whole milk powder.

”Stocks of dairy commodities are building across the globe due to Russia’s current ban on importing dairy products from many Western nations, and a lack of urgency from Chinese buyers, while at the same time global milk supplies are expanding,” AgriHQ dairy analyst Susan Kilsby said in a note. More>>

 

Slippage: NZ Universities Still In Top 3% Globally

This year the University of Auckland ranked 175 (down from 164 last year); the University of Otago ranked 251-275th (down from 226-250), both Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Canterbury held their ranks (at 276-300thand 301-350 respectively), while the University of Waikato dropped from 301-350 to 351-400. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news