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Reaction to Board of Inquiry final decision

Joint Media Release from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council & its Investment Company HBRIC Ltd
4 July 2014

Reaction to Board of Inquiry final decision

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has decided not to appeal the final decision from the Board of Inquiry on the Tukituki Plan Change 6 and Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

The Environmental Protection Authority released the board’s comprehensive final decision document last week, which gives consent to build the scheme and also finalises the Tukituki Plan Change 6, which sets minimum flows and water quality measures for the catchment.

The Council held a workshop today to brief Councillors on the decision.

Council Chairman Fenton Wilson says the Council believes the Tukituki River will be protected and that the decision has the appropriate balance between environmental and economic interests.

Meanwhile, the Council’s Investment Company HBRIC Ltd will not be making comment until after its board meeting on July 14th.

ENDS

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