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

 


Bay of Plenty Regional Council: Resource Consent Numbers

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Releases Resource Consent Numbers

Friday 8 August 2014

The Chairman of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Douglas Leeder, announced today that the Council had received in excess of 150 submissions from the public on the Application made by the Astrolabe Community Trust to leave the remains of the MV Rena wreck in situ on Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef). Submissions closed today at 5 pm and the Council said it would make all submissions public once each of them had been checked.

“We hope to have all submissions received loaded ontowww.renaresourceconsent.org.nz by Monday of next week,” Mr Leeder said.

The Council also released its own submission which had been lodged by 5 pm today.

“It is likely that the Applicants intend to seek a direct referral to the Environment Court and they have until Friday 15 August to request that referral. Our submission preserves our rights to be an active participant should the Application be referred. That way we can also advocate on behalf of our residents, separately from our statutory responsibility to prepare our technical report advising the Court,” Mr Leeder said.

In its submission the Council has focused on seeking stringent consent conditions should the consent be eventually granted by the Consenting Authority, but has not taken a stand in favour of or against the Application for Resource Consent.

“We want to ensure that any consent conditions imposed are robust and that we carry out our statutory obligations under the Local Government Act 2002 and the Maritime Transport Act 1994.”

Mr Leeder also noted that the ongoing programme of work to clean up the debris field would take a considerable period of time, regardless of the outcome of and time taken by the consenting process.

“This work will continue as we move to the next stage of the resource consent process, which is the compilation and summary of the submissions received. If the Application becomes a matter for the Environment Court, then the role of our Council as regulatory authority is to be an adviser to that Court.”

Mr Leeder said that following any Application received to refer to the Environment Court, the Council would have 15 days to consider the referral and a further 20 days to get its technical report finalised.

“This is a lengthy process but it is necessary to ensure that all submissions receive careful consideration and attention, “ he said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience.

“Labour has many new and highly capable MPs who will have the opportunity to prove their ability. At the same time our senior hands will be on deck to take the fight to the National-led Government and support our upcoming stars,” Andrew Little says.

“I am pleased to announce Annette King will be my deputy for the coming year. In recent weeks she has shown how crucial her wisdom and strength is to Labour. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:


Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Auckland Unification: 'No IT Cost Blowout' (Just More Expensive)

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. More>>

ALSO:

Other Expensive Things:

Gordon Campbell: On The SAS Role Against Islamic State, And Podemos

Only 25% of the US bombing runs are even managing to locate IS targets worth bombing. As the NYT explains at length, this underlines the need for better on-the-ground intelligence to direct the air campaign to where the bad guys have holed up... More>>

ALSO:

Public Service: Commission Calls For Answers On Handling Of CERA Harassment

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Victory

So Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been depicted by commentators as being simultaneously (a) the creature of the trade unions and (b) the most centrist of the four candidates, which would be an interesting trick to see someone try in a game of Twister. More>>

ALSO:

China President Wishlists: Greens Welcome Xi, But Human Rights Need To Be On Agenda

“President Xi has made some progress on climate change, but he must also lift the Chinese government’s game on human rights issues,” Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said... It is important that our Government continues to urge the Chinese government to show restraint and respect human rights in both Tibet and the Xinjiang province.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news