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Hearings CommitteeTe Komiti Whakawātanga

This committee considers and recommends to Council processes, policies and guidelines to ensure effective management of Resource Consent and Plan Development processes.

The Committee is delegated, under section 34(1) of the Resource Management Act (RMA) to hear and decide resource consent applications and s357 objections, and; under section 82 of the Biosecurity Act (BA), to hear and make decisions on statutory documents and to authorise the resolution and settlement of appeals and references through formal hearings or mediation before the Environment Court or any other judicial body.

Terms of Reference

Chair: Peter Beaven

Members: Peter Beaven (Chair),Paul Bailey, Rick Barker

Appointed Members:
2 “RMA Making Good Decisions” certified Māori Committee representatives & 2 “RMA Making Good Decisions” certified Regional Planning Committee tangata whenua representative


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