Proposed Change 60: Submissions and hearings

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About the submissions

Council received 145 submissions on the proposed plan change before the submission period closed on 14 March 2016. Of the 145 responses , 72 or about half were from Golden Bay, 14 from the Motueka area, 36 from the rest of the District, 22 from addresses outside of the District and one with no address.

Golden Bay Motueka and environs Rest of Tasman District Out of the District No address Total









25 %




 Most of the submissions were from individuals. 31 of the 145 submissions were from groups:

  • 14 from public institutions or membership associations such as Federated Farmers, Rural Contractors New Zealand, Living Well in Golden Bay, Forest and Bird, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Transpower New Zealand.
  • 17 from private groups or companies such as Hoddy’s Orchard, Vailima Orchard, Fulton Hogan, Nelson Forests and Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative.

Generally, submitters affirmed the proposed plan approach of protecting productive land for plant and animal production although there is a wide spectrum of opinion on how this should be achieved.

Challenges for Decision Makers

As always, Council has to balance the interests of the individual landowners to live and use their land as they wish with the effects that this might have on neighbours and the wider community; and with Council’s responsibility to sustainably manage the land resource to meet current needs as well as those of future generations.

Further information

Please contact Mary Honey, ph. (03) 543 8397 email

Issues raised

Rural housing
Rural subdivision
Temporary activities
Rural business
Other issues