Making Further Submissions

  • Once the initial submission period has closed, the council must summarise and publicly notify the decisions requested by submitters. Following the notification of the summary of submissions, there is an opportunity to make further submissions. The further submission period is no longer than 10 working days from the date the summary of submissions was notified. 

  • When notifying the summary of decisions requested on submissions, a council only has to serve a copy of the public notice on submitters (and requiring authorities), rather than the summary itself. However, if a submitter requests the summary, a council must provide it within three working days. 

  • A further submission is limited to a matter in support of, or opposition to, an original submission. Under clause 8 of Schedule 1, further submissions on publicly notified proposals can only be made by: 

    • persons who are representing a relevant aspect of the public interest 

    • persons who have an interest in the proposed policy statement or plan that is greater than the interest the general public has 

    • the council itself. 

  • On limited notifed proposals, further submissions can only be made by: 

    • persons given limited notification; and 

    • statutory partners identified in clause 5A(8) (e.g. Ministry for the Environment, adjacent local authorities, tangata whenua, etc.)  

The same trade competition limits that apply to submissions also apply to further submissions. 

See clauses 8-8A of Schedule 1 for further details on the processes and requirements for making further submissions.