Notice of Requirement – Submitters to be heard
Public hearings on the Notice of Requirement (NoR) for the proposed transport corridor over the Ruahine Ranges have been scheduled to begin on 25 March 2019.
The hearings, which have been scheduled by a panel of independent commissioners appointed by the local Councils, will be open to the public and will run for up to three weeks.
The NoR is a critical step to obtain statutory Resource Management Act approvals to authorise the proposed new road across the Ruahine Ranges.
At the hearings, a panel of commissioners will hear from submitters who will share their thoughts on the proposed route and raise any concerns they may have. Exact timings and locations for the hearings will be notified by the commissioners’ panel in due course.
The NoR was lodged with the Tararua District, Manawatū District and Palmerston North City Councils in November 2018. Submissions closed on 13 December 2018. More than 740 submissions were received – some from as far as the United Kingdom!