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Contamination Reports - What Lies Beneath?

We have recently become aware that Western Bay of Plenty District Council (WBOPDC) are now insisting on compliance with the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (theNES) when building consent is applied for in situations where subdivision consent was granted prior to the NES coming into effect.
Written by Joshua Gear at 09:00

Tauranga City Council Notifies Plan Changes

Tauranga City Council notified 9 plan changes on 5 October 2013. The plan changes have been prepared to address and fine tune a number of technical issues that have become evident since the City Plan was made operative. Submissions close on 4 November 2013.
Written by Michelle Paddison, Joshua Gear at 12:00

DECISIONS - BAY OF PLENTY REGIONAL COUNCIL PROPOSED PLAN CHANGE 2 (MAINTENANCE ZONES) TO THE ON-SITE EFFLUENT TREATMENT (OSET) PLAN

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council notified its decisions on Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) to the OSET Plan on 10 September 2013. If you have an existing septic tank or OSET system these changes could affect you. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Joshua Gear at 09:00

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CHANGES TO COUNCIL'S DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTION POWERS ARE COMING

Changes to the way in which Councils can levy development contributions will be proposed in the Local Government Reform Bill (the Bill) that will be introduced into parliament by the end of this year. Click the heading above to read about the changes.
Written by Joshua Gear, Michelle Paddison at 09:00
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