Waikato Healthy Rivers Plan Change

Regional councils have plans that dictate what you can and can’t do on your farm. When these plans are being developed or changed, councils seek community feedback. This is your chance to have an impact on what the final plan will look like.

Further submissions

You can read all of the submissions received on the Waikato Regional Council website by clicking here

The Regional Council is working through the submissions received and will put a summary of submissions up on their website.

What is a further submission?

People who entered a submission have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on all the other written submissions. This is called providing a ‘further submission’.

There is a lot of information to get through to provide a further submission (the summary document is 1054 pages long). We recommend that you take some time to look at who else submitted and perhaps read any submissions you may be interested in. However, you shouldn’t feel obliged to enter a further submission – it may be a better use of your time to prepare for the hearing.

How do I make a further submission?

First, read everyone’s submissions on the council web page, then tell council whether you support or oppose other people’s points of view and why. We have developed a template that can help you structure your feedback (see resources).

You can usually email, post, fax or hand deliver your submission. Just make sure it’s received by council before the deadline.

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