Link to Application: West Coast reorganisation application
The Local Government Commission is calling for submissions on a Draft Proposal to change the district plan obligations on the West Coast.
The Draft Proposal would see the establishment of a joint committee, comprising Buller, Grey and Westland district councils, West Coast Regional Council, and local iwi, to be responsible for preparing and approving a new combined district plan. This would follow the transfer of the legal obligations of the three district councils to prepare and maintain a plan under the Resource Management Act 1991 to West Coast Regional Council, with delegated power to prepare and approve the plan then given to the joint committee.
If progressed to a final proposal, the transfer would:
Copies of the draft proposal are being distributed to letter boxes across the West Coast on 10/11 April. It will also be available at West Coast council offices and at libraries in the region; or it can be viewed at www.lgc.govt.nz
Submissions are invited, with a deadline of 4pm, 25 May 2018. An online submission can be made via the Commission’s website, or written submissions can be made in a format of the submitter’s choice. (Once received by the Commission, these are considered public documents and may be published or released, minus any personal information such as addresses and contact numbers.)
The Commission will hold public submission hearings on the West Coast on 30 and 31 May. After considering submissions, the Commission will consider whether to proceed to a final proposal.
Send submissions to:
Post: Local Government Commission
PO Box 5362
Online submissions: www.lgc.govt.nz
Acting Chief Executive Officer