Reaction to Board of Inquiry final decision
Joint Media Release from Hawke’s Bay Regional
Council & its Investment Company HBRIC
4 July 2014
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.
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 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.
the Council’s Investment Company HBRIC Ltd will not be
making comment until after its board meeting on July
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