Welcome to GW's Hearings and Appeals Portal for the proposed Natural Resources Plan.
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Public Notice of Decisions on Submissions
In accordance with Clauses 10 and 11 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Wellington Regional Council gave notice on 31 July 2019 that it has made its decisions on the provisions and matters raised in submissions on the proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region.
From the date of the public notice (31 July 2019) the proposed Natural Resources Plan is amended in accordance with those decisions (decisions version).
Any person who made a submission on the proposed Natural Resources Plan may appeal the Council’s decisions to the Environment Court. Please note that you may only appeal on a provision or a matter in the decisions if you referred to the relevant provision or matter in your submission. An appeal cannot seek the withdrawal of the proposed Natural Resources Plan as a whole.
The Environment Court has issued waivers and directions in respect of the filing and service of appeals and section 274 notices (refer Re Wellington Regional Council  NZEnvC 126 dated 26 July 2019). A copy of the Environment Court directions are available here.
To assist with service requirements of appeals, we provide address for service lists including email service (shown below):
See all directions issued by the Court: http://pnrp.gw.govt.nz/home/appeals-proposed-natural-resources-plan/environment-court-minutes/
Any appeal to the Environment Court must be in the prescribed form and lodged with the Environment Court in Wellington by 5pm, 18 September 2019. The appeal must be served in accordance with the Court's directions. All notices of appeal will be posted in full on the portal.
Any section 274 notice to join an appeal must be in the prescribed form and lodged with the Environment Court in Wellington by 5pm, 9 October 2019. The notice must also be served in accordance with the Court's directions. All section 274 notices will be posted in full on the portal.
All updates and information will also be available on the GW portal. If you have queries regarding the Plan, Decisions or Appeals process, please contact us.