Organising your submission
You have 20 working days after the application is publicly notified to make your submission. The closing date for submissions will be included in the newspaper advertisement, sign or letter from Greater Wellington.
It’s important to get your submission to Greater Wellington in time, as submissions are not accepted by Greater Wellington after the closing date unless the applicant agrees or there are special circumstances.
Make sure you read the application and the ‘assessment of environmental effects’. Look at any plans associated with the application and, if necessary, arrange to visit the site with the applicant. You should clearly understand the proposal and how it could potentially affect you before you make your submission.
You can see a full copy of any application at a Greater Wellington office. Some publicly notified applications can be viewed on this website.
If others feel the same way as you about the application, you should consider making a joint submission (eg, by forming a community group and appointing a spokesperson). One joint submission has the same weight as if all the individuals made their own submissions. Make sure you clearly identify the contact person for the submission.