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Submissions and hearings on water quantity plan change (PC9)


Submissions and further submissions on Proposed Plan Change 9 (Region-wide Water Quantity) were received in 2016/2017. Further submissions were received from 31 submitters and can be found here. Pre-hearing meetings were held, submissions analysed. and hearings held in March 2018.

Key documents and previous supporting information

Further submissions received - listed individually 


Hearings panel

A hearings panel was appointed to consider submissions on the Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change as follows:

  • Antoine Coffin, an independent, who has significant knowledge of tikanga Maori, resource management, heritage planning, community engagement and facilitation
  • Andrew Fenemor, also an independent, has 35 years’ experience in hydrological research, water resource investigations and catchment management. One of his particular research interests is water allocation and management
  • Rauru Kirikiri, another independent, specialising in a range of Maori-related issues such as tikanga training, policy development, mediation, cultural support/facilitation for Office of Treaty Settlements negotiations and strategic planning
  • Councillors Nees and Thompson who are representatives for the Bay of Plenty region          

Hearings documents

The hearings for the Proposed Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change 9) were confirmed as closed on Friday, 20 April 2018. Forty (x40) submitters were heard in person and four (x4) tabled their written evidence with the panel.        

Council's response to the hearing panel's questions was forwarded to the panel on 6 April 2018.

This link will take you straight to the statements of evidence and any other relevant documents.  

Hearing documents and background information are listed below: