How to make a written submission

Please note that the procedure for submissions concerning resource management consent applications varies slightly from that set out below. Advice for submissions made under the Resource Management Act 1991 will be notified at the time of the consultation.

From time to time, the Council will ask for public submissions on particular issues. While there is no set format that a submission should take, you should aim to present your submission in a way that is both ordered and easy to understand.  Ideally submission should be made using the electronic form or paper version of the form provided with the consultation.

You can lodge your submission with South Wairarapa District Council in person, or by post, email or fax. Make sure you include your name, address and phone number in your submission and clearly state whether or not you would like to make an oral presentation in support of your submission.  Anonymous submissions are not accepted for formal consultations (such as those required by law) but from time-to-time Council will obtain your views using informal consultation; anonymous submissions will be accepted for informal consultation. 

Please also note that any submission you make may become publicly available. If you are making a submission as an individual, South Wairarapa District Council will remove your personal contact details, however your name will usually still be associated with your submission unless there are particular circumstances where that is not appropriate.

Section 82 of the Local Government Act 2002 details how consultation undertaken by South Wairarapa District Council in relation to any decision or other matter must be conducted.

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