Within the Biosecurity Act 1993, council must be satisfied with the level of consultation. Council has a statutory responsibility to consult with Ministers of the Crown and also iwi. In addition to this, Council is also choosing to undertake direct consultation with a number of other parties and run a public submission process.
The consultative process will also come together with all submissions used in the decision making process.
Council is currently undertaking direct consultation. Submissions close 5.00 pm 29 November 2019.