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.
Submissions closed 5.00 pm Friday 23 March 2018.