Last week commissioners began hearing submissions on what is the most significant change in Whangarei District Council planning rules in decades. Alarmingly, few people actually realise the new rules are in the pipeline. Hardly a word has been mentioned in the media, and the Council itself did not hold any public meetings to inform the public of the changes. Continue reading
Plan Change 94B Papakāinga is progressing through the planning process. Last Monday, those who had made written submissions had the opportunity to voice their opposition or support to the hearings panel. I presented a submission on behalf of a community group advocating landowner rights. That panel consisted of three commissioners; … Continue reading
On 21 November Bob Syron and Frank Newman presented the following submission to the hearings panel. TALKING NOTES Our submission will state out our 9 points of general submission, then make 3 points regarding process, and lastly suggest a way forward. GENERAL POSITION – 9 points 1) That environmental effects … Continue reading
Form 5 – Submission on a Change Proposed to the District Plan Policy and Monitoring Department, Whangarei District Council. Submissions must be received by: 4:00pm Tuesday, 4 October 2016 We are making a submission on: PC85 Rural Area PC86A Rural (Urban Expansion) Environment PC85A Rural Production Environment PC86B Rural (Urban … Continue reading
The opportunity to make cross submissions to Papakainga Plan Change (94B) closes this Tuesday the 23rd of August. Making a further submission allows a submitter to expand their earlier submission to include matters addressed by other submitters. We have made a number of further submissions, one in support and five … Continue reading
27 July 2016
Local Government and Environment
Submission: Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2)
This submission is on behalf of the Landowners Coalition Inc – a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of private property rights.
We are generally supportive of measures that reduce the size of local government and transfer the management of essential services to Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs), which in our view are better able to manage critical infrastructure. We support the creation of CCOs for the delivery of potable water, waste water, roading, and consent processing.
It is our view that the level of competency within local government is such that it is not best able to manage complex organisations or matters requiring expertise. Continue reading
Form 5 – Submission on a change proposed to the District Plan Plan change 94b Papakāinga Whangarei District Council, Policy and Monitoring Division Private Bag 9023 Whangarei 0148 Attn: Melissa McGrath email@example.com FULL NAME: Landowners Coalition Inc. POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box 984, Whangarei 0140 TELEPHONE: 09 4343 836 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org … Continue reading
Pre-Consultation Comment Form Plan Change 114 Landscapes Whangarei District Council, Policy and Monitoring Division Private Bag 9023 Whangarei 0148 email@example.com Attn: Melissa McGrath FULL NAME: Landowners Coalition Inc. POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box 984, Whangarei 0140 TELEPHONE: 09 4343 836 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org DATE: 11 May 2016 COMMENTS: We have been approached … Continue reading