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The policy sets out a framework for us to identify the level of significance attached to an issue, proposal or decision, and how we should be consulting with our community.

We want to hear what you think!

Key changes we are proposing:

Other changes being proposed

We are also proposing to:

  • Update and add some definitions, to be consistent with other strategic documents, add clarity to the policy, and reflect Local Dialect
  • Include a consideration to impacts of a proposal on future communities, to reflect our legal requirements
  • Update the significance threshold (to five high criteria rather than four), in line with the additional proposed criteria
  • Include a consideration of wider Manawhenua values, other than just land or bodies of water
  • Lower the special consultative procedure trigger for Elderly Persons Housing, to ensure consultation would be undertaken in the appropriate circumstances.

Please read our full consultation document for more details and the reasons why we are proposing these changes.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Phone 03-307 7700
In writing

2 Baring Square East, Ashburton 7700