Buller District Council

Proposed District Plan Changes 133-145

Proposed District Plan ChangesPrint
Clause 5 of Schedule 1,
Resource Management Act 1991                                           

The Buller District Council is carrying out a rolling review of the Buller District Plan (BDP) and has prepared proposed Plan Changes 133-145 (the Proposal).

The Proposal relates to Parts 1-3 of the BDP which contain introductory material and Part 4 which contains the Significant Resource Management Issues, Objectives and Policies for the district.   It also addresses Rules 6.2.5., 6.2.6.,, and which relate to electricity utilities.

Plan Change 133 proposes to replace existing Parts 1-3 with proposed Part 1. Plan Changes 134-144 propose revisions to existing Part 4, as per proposed Part 2.  Plan Change 145 proposes to replace the existing rules relating to electricity utilities.

The Council has received applications from the Minister of Education for designations for education purposes, to enable the ongoing operation, maintenance and development of public education, at St Canice’s School, Westport and Sacred Heart School, Reefton. These applications have been included in the Proposal.

The Proposal may be inspected at Buller District Council Offices in Westport and Reefton, Buller libraries, the Karamea Information and Resource Centre, the Buller Bay Information and Resource Centre and the Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre & i-SITE, and on Council’s website, www.bullerdc.govt.nz. Copies may be obtained from Council offices and the website.

Any person may make a submission on the Proposal. You may do so by sending a written submission to Buller District Council, PO Box 21, Westport 7866, delivering it to the Council office, 6-8 Brougham Street, Westport or emailing it to theplan@bdc.govt.nz.

The submission must be in Form 5 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard in support of your submission. Copies of Form 5 are available from the above locations.  Please see links below for relevant documents.

Submissions closed 4.30pm on Friday 8 April 2016.

The process for public participation in the consideration of the Proposal under the Resource Management Act 1991 is as follows:

  • after submissions close the Council must prepare a summary of all decisions requested by submitters and this summary must be publicly notified and made available for public inspection;
  • certain persons may make a further submission supporting or opposing the submissions already made;
  • people may speak in support of their submission at a hearing;
  • the Council must give its decision on the proposal, including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions; and
  • every person who made a submission has a right of appeal to the Environment Court on the matter/s in their submission.






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