Submissions Open: Network Tasman Site Expansion Private Plan Change Request

You're invited to comment on the Private Plan Change Request received from Network Tasman.

Network Tasman is seeking to extend the provisions of Schedule 17.5A ‘Activities on Network Tasman Ltd Site at Main Road, Hope’ over an adjoining site (at 68 Main Road, Hope) through a Private Plan Change. At the same time, Network Tasman is seeking to change the existing Schedule provisions, and those changed provisions will apply to all sites affected by Schedule 17.5A.

Availability of proposed amendments

The proposed amendments are available to view at the Council’s Richmond office and library. Submission forms are also available in these locations or can be completed electronically.


Any person may make a written submission but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may do so only if the person is directly affected by an effect of the proposal that:

  • adversely affects the environment; and
  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

Submissions must clearly indicate support or opposition to the provisions, the decision that the submitter wishes the Council to make (with reasons), whether or not the submitter wishes to be heard in support of the submission and an address for service or contact address.

Submissions can be sent to:

Submissions close 4.00pm, Monday, 16 September 2019. 

Make a submission(external link)

Consideration of proposed amendments

After submissions have closed, the Council will publish a summary of all decisions requested by submitters. There will be a further period of 10 working days within which further submissions in support of or opposition to those submissions made may be sent to the Council. The Council will then hold hearings on all submissions and all submitters may be heard. After the Council considers the submissions and makes its decisions, any submitter who is not satisfied with the decision has the right of appeal to the Environment Court.

For more information or advice on these amendments, please contact Pam Meadows: Phone 03 543 8581 or email