The purpose of this Committee is to provide the appropriate hearing forum for the consideration of matters relating to the regulatory and judicial responsibilities of the Council under the Resource Management Act or other legislation. In practice, some matters are referred to Commissioners appointed under the Resource Management Act.
Terms of Reference:
The Committee's decisions and recommendations must be consistent with the Council's Ten Year Plan. The Committee in all respects has delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of Council within the terms of Council Policy and appropriate Statutes. Note: this Committee acts in a semi-judicial manner, dealing with issues that can be subject to consequences arising from legal appeals. It is important that all members are trained and conduct themselves in a disciplined manner at all times.
The Committee must also comply with the statutory requirements of the Resource Management Act. Its decisions should conform to the Council's District Plan. Where the Committee finds conflict between the Resource Management Act requirements and any Council policy document, it should make appropriate recommendations for change to the Council or the Council's appropriate Committees.
|Deputy Chairperson||Councillor Lutter|
|Officer Responsible||Planning Manager|
|Committee Secretary||Committee Administrator|
|Napier City Council||Councillor Herbert
|Tangata Whenua Representative||Te Reo Spooner|
|Membership||(6) Napier City Council
(1) Tangata Whenua Representative
|Quorum||Resource Consent Hearings - 3
District Plan Hearings - 4