You can either use a Greater Wellington submission form or write your own submission.
Your submission must be in writing and clearly state:
- whether you support or oppose the application or wish to make a neutral submission
- the particular parts of the application you support or oppose (if possible, refer to a specific page or section of the application)
- your reasons for making the submission
- the decision you want Greater Wellington to make as a result of your submission
- any conditions you feel should be imposed if the consent is granted
- whether you wish to speak in support of your submission at any hearing that may be held.
Include any other information you think will help Greater Wellington decide on the resource consent application.
Guidelines for writing an effective submission
- Explain your reasons for supporting or opposing the application clearly, so Greater Wellington can understand and take account of your views.
- Be specific about how the proposal affects you and/or the environment and suggest how the effects could be managed, minimised or avoided.
- Deal with the facts and provide examples, where appropriate.
- Make sure your concerns or views relate to the activity applied for, not to activities that cannot be addressed under the Resource Management Act or effects that relate to matters under the control of another authority. Greater Wellington can only consider the environmental effects associated with the activity – we cannot take into account trade or business competition.
- If relevant, suggest alternatives to the proposed approach, together with your reasons.
- If you want particular conditions placed on a consent application, explain why.
Lodging your submission
You can lodge your submission with Greater Wellington in person, or by post, fax, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must also send a copy of your submission to the applicant.