Buller District Council

Consultations currently being undertaken by Council

Rates Overhaul Project

During 2014 Buller District Council went out to the ratepayers and asked what they thought about changing the rating system.  The ratepayers came back and said another system for calculating rates could make it more reasonable for everyone, but felt that the options presented during that consultation period weren’t approriate.

Council has re-grouped and developed another proposal that it feels is much more robust and appropriate.  This proposal is now being and ratepayers are encouraged to provide their views on the proposal.

Consultation documents and submission forms can be found by clicking here.
Or you can make a submission online by clicking here

Please read the Consultation Document and/or Summary of the Consultation Document before providing your feedback.

If you wish to supply further feedback and information email ratesoverhaul@bdc.govt.nz  or drop into any Council offices in Westport or Reefton.

Consultation Period:

Consultation on this proposal is now open with submissions being received no later than  4:30pm Monday 18 December 2017.

Council is seeking community views on the following Bylaws:

Further information on each proposal is available by clicking on the link above.

Written submissions on the proposals are invited and must be received by Council during the submission period which opens Monday 6 November 2017 and closes 4.30pm on Friday 8 December 2017.

Submissions can be made via the links below

Submitters who wish to be heard will be given the opportunity to address Council in support of their submission.

Council is seeking community views on the following proposals:

Further information on each proposal is available by clicking on the link above.

Written submissions on the proposals are invited and must be received by Council during the submission period which opens Wednesday 18 October 2017 and closes 4.30pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Submissions can be made via the links below

Submitters who wish to be heard will be given the opportunity to address Council in support of their submission.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION CONCERNING RESOURCE CONSENT RC170036

Section 95C Resource Management Act 1991

Buller District Council has received an application from Stuart Keith Hedges for a land use resource consent.

The application is for consent to run a commercial jet boating operation on the Karamea River, and to erect associated signage.  Access to the launch site is via 71 Waverley Street, Karamea, being the Last Resort.  The operating limit of the activity is approximately from the Last Resort to the point where Virgin Creek meets the Karamea River.  The proposal is to run up to two 18km, 40 minute round trips per day, with the activity operating up to five days per week between the 1st December and the 31st March annually.  Signage would be placed at the launch site, outside the Last Resort and by the existing Last Resort sign on the Karamea Highway. The application includes an assessment of environmental effects.  The application may be inspected at the Council’s Westport office or by Clicking here (6.91Mb).  Please contact Jacob Neaves – Planner on (03) 788 9111 if you have any questions about the application.

Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that—

(a)  adversely affects the environment; and

(b)  does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written submission to Buller District Council, PO Box 21, Westport 7866; or planning@bdc.govt.nz.  The submission must be on Form 13.  A copy of this form is available from the Council office or below.

Form 13 Submission on Public or Limited Notification (292Kb)
170036 Public Notice (85Kb)
MfE Everyday Guide to the RMA – Making a Submission about a Resource Consent Application (490Kb)

Submissions close on 10 November 2017.

You must serve a copy of your submission on Stuart Keith Hedges (the applicant), whose address for service is 904 Motueka River West Bank Road, RD 1, Motueka 7196, as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on the Council


Previous consultations

STEVENSON MINING LIMITED’S RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS FOR ITS TE KUHA MINE PROJECT, WESTPORT

The hearing for the Te Kuha Mine resource consent applications will be held from 18-29 September 2017 at the Bridge Club Rooms (12A Lyndhurst Street) Westport. Please click the link below for further information.

www.wcrc.govt.nz/TeKuha-Mine

 

 

STEVENSON MINING LIMITED’S RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS FOR ITS TE KUHA MINE PROJECT, WESTPORT – PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

Please click the link below to obtain the necessary information for you to make a submission on any of the resource consent applications, lodged by Stevenson Mining Ltd for its Te Kuha Mine Project (Te Kuha), Westport, that were publicly notified on 19 April 2017.

www.wcrc.govt.nz/TeKuha-Mine

 

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