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Guidelines for the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is seeking feedback and contributions from New Zealand's international education industry on guidelines for the new Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.
Proposed 2016/2017 Annual Plan
Kawerau District Council invites public input into the consultation document for the Proposed 2016/2017 Annual Plan. The consultation document sets out the new proposals for the next financial year which Kawerau District Council would like community feedback on.
Under the Dog Control Act 1996, the Council needs to balance potential and perceived risks to public safety, risks to wildlife and natural habitats, and potential nuisance issues with the recreational and exercise needs of dogs and their owners. As it is often difficult to find a good balance, we want to check and see if we’ve got it right.
For many residents their pets are part of their families, while other residents prefer public spaces to be animal free. It is sometimes difficult to find a balance between these two groups and we want to check and see if we’ve got it right.
New models of tertiary education
The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills may drive changes in models of tertiary education. The Commission has now published an issues paper which outlines the areas where it is seeking feedback.
Annual Plan 2016/2017
Selwyn District Council has released its consultation document for the Annual Plan 2016/17. This covers the 2016/17 year and highlights any significant changes from what was proposed for this period in our Long Term Plan 2015-25, adopted last year.
Records and information management standard
Archives New Zealand is seeking feedback on the draft Records and Information Management Standard and the accompanying Implementation Guide.
QWB00085: Tax Administration Act 1994 - the period for which a private or product ruling applies
This item sets out the Commissioner's practice on the period of a private or product ruling, for ruling applicants and their agents.
NZTA – Alteration of designation Resolution Drive extension and Horsham Downs link road
Waikato District Council has received a Notice of Requirement from the NZ Transport Agency to alter the designation for the Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway (Designation J17 in the Waikato District Plan) to include link roads to the already designated Resolution Drive Interchange.
Proposed traffic improvement changes on Blighs Road
Christchurch City Council is proposing changes on the northern side of Blighs Road to address evening peak-time traffic congestion on the approach to the Papanui Road intersection.
Windrush Close pedestrian mall
Feedback is invited on a proposal to partially close Windrush Close in south Auckland and make it a cul-de-sac.
Proposal for an in-season increase to the total allowable catch for Flatfish 3
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) seeks feedback on a proposal to increase the total allowable catch (TAC) for Flatfish in the South Island East Coast (FLA 3) for the remainder of the 2015/16 fishing year. The proposal includes increases to the recreational and customary Māori allowances and an increase to the annual catch entitlement (ACE) for commercial fishing.
Draft Gambling Venue (Class 4) Policy and Draft TAB Venue Policy
Council agreed not to make any changes to its existing Gambling Venue (Class 4) and TAB Venue Policies since the Social Impact Assessment provided little evidence of widespread or growing harm in the District from problem gambling. However, Council recognises that the community may have more information about the specific, local harm caused by problem gambling and it welcomes written and oral submissions from the public on this matter.
Proposed Amendment to the Speed Limit Bylaw - Parewanui Road
The proposed change is to reduce the speed limit along Parewanui Road from 100km/h to 80km/h (from the existing 50km/h signs to 50 metres south-west of Brandon Hall Road, 50 metres down Ferry Road and 50 metres down Brandon Hall Road).
Draft Annual Plan 2016/2017
Rangitikei District Council want your views on several projects, including the future of youth services, building a new amenity block on the Taihape Memorial reserve, and whether Council should support the development of multi-sports turf facilities in Marton.
Proposed Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2016/17
The Council has adopted its proposed Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2016/17 and is seeking community views on whether the proposed fees and charges are appropriate and whether there are any other fees and charges that Council should consider.
Draft Dog Control and Owner Responsibility and draft Control of Dogs Bylaw
Council wishes to seek the views of the community on the Draft Dog Control and Owner Responsibility Policy & Draft Control of Dogs Bylaw, specifically, whether the policy and bylaw reflects the community’s views of how dog control is managed by Council.
Notice of intention to dispose of conservation area - Heslerton Road, Dunsandel
DOC gives notice, pursuant to Section 26 of the Conservation Act 1987, that it intends to dispose of the conservation area: 5.0585 hectares approximately, being Rural Section 36125 (SO 3615); CFR 695315 Canterbury. This land is currently occupied for farming purposes as part of the surrounding freehold land property and is no longer required for conservation purposes.
Annual Plan 2016/17
The consultation document for Northland Regional Council’s Annual Plan 2016/17 highlights any differences over the next financial year from those forecast in the current Long Term Plan. The community will have until 6 May 2016 to provide any feedback on those changes.
RMA administrative charges
The Taranaki Regional Council is running a special consultative procedure on its planned Resource Management Act administrative charges for the 2016/2017 year.
Draft Annual Plan 2016-17
The 2016/17 Draft Annual Plan sets out the council’s proposed activities for the 2016/17 year commencing 1 July 2016. We have prepared a consultation document separate from the draft Annual Plan that explains the proposed significant differences between the draft Annual Plan and what was provided for 2016/17 in our 2015-25 Long Term Plan. Those proposed differences include, contributing $100,000 towards the management of wilding conifers in Otago, and considering options for a new targeted rate to pay for this, providing for a dedicated Otago harbourmaster position, increasing resources for emergency management, and natural resource and water quality work, changing the revenue policies for our Taieri and Lower Clutha flood and drainage schemes.
Review of the Oil Pollution Levy 2015/16
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has released the proposals arising from its Oil Pollution Levy 2015/16 Review. The consultation document makes proposals to amend the amount of the Levy collected, in order to as a minimum, maintain the current levels of regulatory, compliance, readiness and response services (as at 2015/16) in relation to marine oil spills with options for incremental levels of improved capability.
Freedom Camping Bylaw 2016
Council is proposing to make a bylaw that regulates freedom camping activities in the District.
Annual Plan 2016-17
Over the past 12 months Taupo District Council have been busy implementing the first year of the Long-term Plan. It’s time to look at what they said they would do in year two – 2016/17. They are proposing to make changes to one of their projects and would like your feedback.
Annual plan 2016/17
We have prepared an Annual Plan 2016/17 Consultation Document to outline the key changes we are proposing to make to year two of our 10-Year Plan 2015-2025.
Exemption for small offers of co-operative shares
The Financial Markets Authority are seeking views on the proposals to provide class exemptions which provide co-operative companies and industrial and provident societies a lighter path of compliance with the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) when they offer their members shares of minimal value.
Falcon Street Playground replanting proposal
The Dunedin City Council is in the process of replanting an area of Falcon Street Playground where a macrocarpa hedge was removed.
Changes to fees and charges under the Resource Management Act 1991
Thames-Coromandel District Council are proposing to slightly increase some of the administrative fees and charges set under the Resource Management Act and you have a chance to tell them what you think about this. They have these fees and charges in the first place so that they can recover the cost of processing applications and consents for things like subdivisions and resource consents. The current fees and charges no longer reflect the actual costs of providing the services in question. The proposed changes better reflect the costs incurred by Council to review and process applications for resource consents, subdivision applications, engineering works inspections and the preparation of documents, to those who benefit from these services - namely the applicants. The proposed changes will allow people to have a better understanding of what the true costs of their application will be.
Draft Annual Plan 2016/17
The Christchurch City Council would like your feedback on the Draft Annual Plan 2016/17 and amended Long Term Plan 2015–2025.
Northern Pegasus Bay bylaw 2016
As a result of the 221 submissions received following consultation in 2015, the Council is proposing a number of changes to the draft Northern Pegasus Bay Bylaw. We want your opinion.
Give your feedback on detailed designs for Franklin Road by 10 May 2016.
Fires in the Open Bylaw - Ngā ture mō te ahi i waho
The Thames Coromandel DC are proposing to make a bylaw which will provide rules for fires in the open air in urban areas.
Proposed amendments to the halal export assurance system
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) proposes to amend the halal export assurance system for animal material and animal products. MPI wants your views on the proposed amendments, which are explained in the discussion paper and specified in the draft notice.
High ropes course
The Council is proposing to grant a licence that will allow a commercial business to build and run a high ropes course on the Railway Land.
Our plan 2016-2017
The proposed amendment to the Long Term Plan 2015-25 is available for public consultation. Also take a moment to be updated on HBRC's proposed variations relating to this year's Annual Plan 2016-17.
Consultation on proposed enhancements to External Evaluation and Review (EER)
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is consulting you on proposed enhancements to EER. This is a part of wider work to strengthen the performance monitoring and risk management of tertiary education organisations.
Annual Plan consultation
Napier City Council would like your feedback on four consultation topics, but you are also welcome to include comments on other things in your submission. The four items are: the Sustainable Capital Programme, the proposed redevelopment of Anderson Park, the Old Embankment Road Bridge, and the Taradale Stormwater Upgrade.
Alcohol control bylaw
We’re inviting you to give feedback on our Draft Alcohol Control Bylaw.
Application for exemption from rock lobster quota aggregation limits
Fiordland Lobster Company Limited has applied to hold rock lobster quota in excess of aggregation limits in the CRA 4 (Wellington/Hawkes Bay), CRA 7 (Otago), and CRA 8 (Southern) rock lobster fisheries.
Proposed Annual Plan 2016 to 2017
New Plymouth District Council are developing their Annual Plan for 2016/17 and would like to hear your thoughts on three key proposals as detailed in their Consultation Document.
New Lynn to Avondale Shared Path
Auckland Transport (AT) would like your feedback on a new walking and cycling route along the rail corridor between New Lynn and Avondale until 15 May 2016.
Draft Annual Plan
Over the next month, Council will be consulting on its proposed work programme and budget for the coming year (Annual Plan).
Food act fees
The Food Act 2014 came into force on 1 March 2016 replacing previous food legislation. As part of the new Food Act, local authorities are required to set fees for the registration, administration, monitoring and enforcement of food premises in the district.
Resource Management Act Fees 2016/17
Section 36(2) of the Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991 requires Council to seek public feedback on its proposed fees and charges.
Draft Annual Plan 2016-2017
You can now have your say on the draft Annual Plan 2016/17 consultation document. This document summarises some of the key projects coming up this year for Waipa District Council. It also outlines some of the proposed changes being made since our 10-Year Plan 2015-25.
Consultation document for Annual Plan 2016 to 2017
The purpose of the Annual Plan process is to update the work plans and budgets that Chatham Islands Council set in the Long-Term Plan 2015-25 (LTP).
Resource consent application - New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)
Whangarei District Council has received the following application for resource consent. The application includes an assessment of environmental effects. You have the right to inspect a copy of the application at Whangarei District Council's Customer Services.
Consultation on proposed animal welfare regulations
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wants your feedback on proposed animal welfare regulations designed to improve the already strong requirements we have around animal welfare in New Zealand.
Parks Strategy Feedback
The Queenstown Lakes District is fortunate to have a variety of open space and reserve areas that play a vital role in making this area a great place to work and play. Increased population and visitor numbers can put pressure on the use of the land as more people want to use and enjoy these areas. That's why development and protection of these parks and reserves, and improvements to the quality of them is important.
New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Bill 2016
New Plymouth District Council are proposing to change the legal framework for the Waitara endowment land, including leasehold properties. The aims of this reform are to enable leaseholders to obtain freehold titles to their properties, create a new fund for the benefit of the Waitara community and transfer land to Te Atiawa.
Reserves and beaches bylaw
Waikato District Council has reviewed its existing Waikato District Council Reserves and Beaches Bylaw 2008 and Franklin District Council Beach Control Bylaw 2006. The proposed bylaw would enable Council to control certain activities on reserves and beaches.
The purpose of a Cemetery Bylaw is to enable the Council to regulate activities and set the standards for the operation of cemeteries under its control. Council has two existing bylaws covering cemeteries, one for the former Franklin District cemeteries and one for former Waikato District area cemeteries. Together they cover all twenty-two cemeteries under the control of the Council.
Queenstown Country Club - Special Housing Area
Queenstown Lakes District Council have received an Expression of Interest to develop a Special Housing Area (Queenstown Country Club SHA) as a retirement village near Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country. While the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 does not provide for formal consultation on the establishment of special housing areas, the Mayor and Councillors are interested to hear local views on this proposal.
Proposed Regional Policy Statement
The Proposed Regional Policy Statement provides a broad direction and framework for managing the West Coast's natural and physical resources under the Resource Management Act 1991. It includes the principles that are important to West Coast communities, identifies regionally significant issues, objectives to address the issues, and policies and methods to achieve the objectives.
Trade waste and wastewater bylaw
The Waikato District Council Trade Waste Bylaw 2008 and the Franklin District Council Trade Waste Bylaw 2007 are both nearing their due date for review. Council does not currently have a bylaw for wastewater.
Change to Exirel insecticide application method
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application from DuPont Limited to extend the use of the insecticide Exirel to allow aerial application. Exirel is an insecticide containing the active ingredient cyantraniliprole.
Proposed further temporary fishing closure at Wakatu Quay, Kaikoura
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 186B of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has received a request from Te Runanga o Kaikoura for a further 2-year temporary closure at Wakatu Quay, Kaikoura to the take of any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed. The current temporary closure is due to expire on 16 July 2016.
Assessment of real time pricing options
The Electricity Authority has published a consultation paper seeking views on options to improve spot pricing arrangements in the wholesale electricity market. At present, the pricing manager does not determine and publish final spot prices for a trading period until at least two days later. They have considered options under which final spot prices would be determined before, during, or just after the trading period.
ED 60: Public Sector Combinations
If you are involved in accounting for PBE combinations, you may be interested in commenting on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board’s (IPSASB) proposals published in Exposure Draft 60: Public Sector Combinations. The purpose of the proposals is to promote consistency and comparability in how public benefit entity combinations are reported in the financial statements. The proposals also address the concerns raised by respondents in the IPSASB’s 2012 Consultation Paper, Public Sector Combinations.
Reserves strategic direction
The reserve strategic directions guides decisions about the way Council manages parks, reserves, sports grounds and beaches. It also contains policy about the way Hutt City Council manage purchases and disposal of land managed as reserve.
Better business tax
On 13 April 2016 the Government announced a package of tax proposals to assist businesses. The technical details of the proposals are being consulted on via an Officials’ Issues Paper. One of the proposals, the Accounting Income Method (AIM), is the subject of a more detailed discussion through the online forum.
Making tax simpler - better business tax
The Government has recently announced a package of proposals to simplify business tax, and intends to introduce legislation in August. Inland Revenue is now seeking feedback to assist with advising the Government on the implementation of this package.
Walking, cycling and bridle trails strategy
Council is developing a walking, cycling and bridle trails strategy which will serve a number of purposes. A draft Strategy has been prepared and we would like your feedback to help shape the final strategy.
PUB00259: Income tax - land sale rules, main home and residential exclusions, regular pattern of acquiring and disposing, or building and disposing
This item is about habitual land sellers/renovators, and when there will be a "regular pattern" of acquiring and disposing, or erecting and disposing, which will mean that the residential exclusion from most of the land sale rules (s CB 16 of the Income Tax Act 2007) cannot be used. This is also relevant to the main home exclusion from the two year "bright-line", which has a "regular pattern" carve-out (in addition to the cap on how frequently the exclusion can be used).
Natural Hazards Management Strategy
Local and regional councils recognise the impacts natural hazards such as earthquakes and floods have on our communities. They are working together to develop a Natural Hazards Management Strategy.
Plan Change 94B : Papakāinga
Phase One of the Whangārei District Plan's Papakāinga policy became operative on 28 April 2011. Applications for Papakāinga currently require a resource consent as a discretionary activity. The existing provisions have not been formally utilised since they became operative. 94B represents Phase Two of Council’s Papakāinga policy.
Designing the 'Universal' Record of Achievement
NZQA is working on delivering an official electronic Record of Achievement which will show a wider range of qualifications achieved. A learner/user-centered approach is informing the design of the new Record.
Intention to grant a licence to T & L Jago
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant an 11 year licence under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to T & L Jago to run guided waka tours in the Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve with launches and landings in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Driver Licensing Review
The Driver Licensing system has been reviewed as part of Government’s commitment to achieve a more efficient transport regulatory system underpinned by better quality regulation.
Proposed scarcity pricing code amendments
The scarcity pricing regime is set out in Parts 8 and 13 of the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010. This paper outlines six operational issues with the current scarcity pricing regime, and proposes Code amendments to resolve these issues.
Reserve management plan
Would you like to see changes made to your local park? Waikato District Council has drafted a Neighbourhood Parks Reserve Management Plan in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977. The plan covers over 50 parks and reserves across the Waikato District.
The Open Government Partnership
Te Kauru Upper Ruamāhanga Floodplain management planning
In October 2014, the Greater Wellington Regional Council project team and subcommittee started looking at ways to manage the identified flood risks which could also protect or enhance the environmental, economic, social and cultural characteristics of the floodplain.
New listing of the threatened status of New Zealand vascular plants
This is a call for submissions about any changes in status of New Zealand vascular plant taxa, to inform a revision of the lists for these groups in the New Zealand Threat Classification System.
Enabling Good Lives approaches to supporting disabled people
The Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development want to learn more about the innovative approaches and practices providers and communities have developed to support disabled people to have greater choice and control over their supports and lives. This will help inform the development of advice to Government on how to apply the Enabling Good Lives approach to disability support services.
Proposal to alter the way availability costs are allocated
Instantaneous reserve (IR) is currently procured in each island and the costs are allocated on the same basis. Later this year, we are planning to make software changes so the system operator would procure IR nationally. Electricity Authority propose to amend the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 (Code) so the costs are also allocated on a national basis. Electricity Authority are concerned about the undesirable consequences of procuring IR nationally that might develop if we continue to allocate the costs separately in each island.
Proposed recycling stations for Arthur's Pass and Castle Hill
A number of criteria were considered when evaluating the available recycling options. The preferred option needs to be accessible, easy to use, limits contamination of recycling, flexible in terms of when it is emptied or collected, affordable and suited to the local environment. The best option was the large Recycling Station and this will also be at the lowest cost to the community. This system has been operating successfully in the Hastings district.
The introduction of fit for purpose omics-based technologies
The National Health Committee (NHC) is seeking public and sector feedback on their Think Piece ‘The Introduction of Fit for Purpose Omics-based Technologies’. A principle based framework has been developed as part of the NHC’s Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics work programme, which is presented in this Think Piece.
The Introduction of Fit for Purpose Omics-Based Technologies – think piece
The National Health Committee (NHC) is seeking public and sector feedback on their think piece ‘The Introduction of Fit for Purpose Omics-based Technologies’. A principle based framework has been developed as part of the NHC’s Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics work programme, which is presented in this think piece.
Draft Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2016/17
Marine protected species may be threatened by commercial fishing. Direct impacts include being caught, injured or killed in nets or on hooks. Benthic species may also be impacted by bottom trawlers and other fishing methods operating on or near the seabed. Indirect impacts such as habitat modification, food competition and behaviour modification of protected species may also occur. These impacts may compromise the viability or recovery of protected species populations. The Conservation Services Programme, administered by Department of Conservation, is legislated to undertake research to understand and address these impacts and to recover the costs of these “conservation services” from the commercial fishing sector. The draft Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2016/17 describes those services proposed to be delivered as conservation services during the 2016/17 financial year.
Annual Plan 2016-2017
The Annual Plan 2016-2017 consultation document contains information about significant changes to the Long Term Plan 2015-2025.
Draft Land Use Strategy
The proposed Land Use Strategy Upper Hutt 2016-2043 will help inform the decisions Council make today in order to build a city that is enjoyable and prosperous for residents.
Annual Plan 2016/17
In each of the two years between Long Term Plans Council produces an Annual Plan. Central Otago District Council reviews the budgets and work programmes they had planned for the year in the Long Term Plan and consider whether adjustments are necessary.
Fencing of Swimming Pool Act 1987 fees and charges
The territorial Authority is looking to make changes to the current fixed fee of $210.00 as such public consultation is required on this proposed change. Under the Act fencing to swimming pools and spa pools has to meet compliance with the provisions of Schedule one of the Act. The Council currently has fees set to recover costs of the recording and monitoring the fencing of swimming pools. It is proposed that these fees be reduced and the structure for charging changed to benefit those who now maintain compliant pools.
Draft Fees and Charges Resource Consents Activity
Each financial year the Council reviews the fees and charges proposed for various activities undertaken by the Resource Consents Business Unit.
Tsunami evacuation planning - Marlborough Natural Hazards Survey
Floods, sea level rise, earthquakes, tsunamis, weather events and climate change dramatically impact people and whole communities. Of course we can’t prevent or predict these events. We can plan, prepare and adapt so that we reduce the impact they have on us. Localised events have a ripple effect that reaches into other communities and other regions. A survey has been developed to understand the responses of those located in the Marlborough region to a major natural disaster. The results of which will be one of the elements to take in to consideration for the development of the tsunami evacuation plan(s) and potential signage.
Draft State Highway Public Engagement Guidelines
The Transport Agency has released this draft State Highway Public Engagement Guidelines for public consultation. This guide sets out the requirements for public engagement that meets the Transport Agency’s commitment to social responsibility and the requirements of statutory approval processes under the Resource Management Act.
Waitakere Ranges public transport
Auckland Transport and the Waitakere Ranges Local Board want to hear residents' views on what public transport services may be needed in the Waitakere Ranges area. Your feedback will help us understand potential demand and the most useful connections in terms of destinations, times, and frequency.
Auckland Transport is working with other council entities to create a single signage system that will make it simpler to get around Auckland.
Fees and charges
Whangerei District Council provide a wide range of services to the community that involve costs in staff time and resources. They aim to balance the costs of providing these services between general or targeted rates and user pays, where a direct benefit to groups or individuals has been identified.
The Annual Plan sets out the budget and explains how Whangerei District Council intend to finance the activities and services they provide for the upcoming financial year as directed by the current Long Term Plan (LTP).
Annual Plan 2016-2017
Each year Hutt City Council puts an Annual Plan forward to its community. Annual Plans identify activities underway, the resources required to deliver these activities and where those resources are likely to come from.
Annual Plan 2016/17
Wellington City Council would like your views on the Council's 2016/17 Annual Plan, which identifies the proposed changes to the Long-term Plan 2015-25 and new spending.
Omarama campervan dump station
In our 2015-25 Long Term Plan we allocated $20,000 towards a dump station in Omarama. Possible locations have been discussed and some have been ruled out – near the treatment plant and airport.
Gore District Council's Annual Plan lets the public know what work and activities it will be undertaking in a specific financial year. It tells people about how they are tracking in terms of their 10-year Long Term Plan and any variations that may have been made to it.
Annual Plan 2016
Queenstown-Lakes District Council are proposing some variations to the programme of major works and activities agreed with the community in last year's 10-Year Plan.
Proposed Trade Waste and Wastewater Bylaw 2016
Consultation for the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme review 2015/16
The Government is reviewing the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess how it should evolve to support New Zealand in meeting future emissions reduction targets and its ongoing transition to a low emissions economy. This follows the announcement by the Government in July this year that New Zealand’s post 2020 target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Ministry for the Environment is leading the consultation and welcomes your feedback on how the NZ ETS is working and how it might work better in the future.
Draft Annual Plan 2016-17
Have your say on Porirua's Draft Annual Plan 2016-17. The forecast rate increase is 3.7%. Porirua City Council would like to know what you think about the issues they've identified for feedback.
Review of fees and charges
Porirua City Council undertakes an annual review of fees and charges for providing building consents and resource management services. These services include processing building and resource consents, monitoring, certificates, designations, heritage orders, plan changes and other services. The Council’s Long Term Plan 2015-2025 provides for an increase of 3% each year to accommodate rising costs associated with processing and servicing building consent and resource management activities. New fees and charges are proposed for development contribution objections, under the Local Government Act 2002. The Food Act 2014 has now come into force and will regulate food businesses. A new fee structure, in line with the new Act is proposed.
NZGOAL Software Extension
The New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing (NZGOAL) frame work is being extended to incorporate software licensing. The intention of this extension to NZGOAL is to ensure that publicly funded bespoke software is appropriately licensed to enable reuse by the public as well as government. This should enable more efficient maintenance and improvement, and potentially accelerate innovation going forward.