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Have your say for a healthy greater Christchurch

Wednesday, November 23, 2022   Posted in: Waka Toa Ora Notices By: Administrator With tags: planning, community engagement, policy, consultation, legislation, submissions

Waka Toa Ora provides a way to share submission opportunities across our networks. Submissions are an effective way for communities to have their voice heard when local and central government are considering proposals which affect where we live, work and play.

Below are a number of consultations which are now open for comment. This list is not exhaustive, as there are many government and other agencies which consult on a regular basis. New items added since last week have been highlighted in bold.

Please contact Te Mana Ora Submissions Coordinators if you become aware of other consultations that would be of interest to Waka Toa Ora signatories (submissions[at] It can then be included in the next bulletin.

Christchurch City Council consultations

  • Expressions of interest for Opawa Children's Library building - closes Tuesday 29th November 2022.
  • Te Kaha surrounding streets - closing date extended to Wednesday 30th November 2022.
  • Recreation and Sports Centres survey - closes Wednesday 30th November 2022.
  • Coastal Hazards Adaptation: Whakaraupō and Koukourarata - closes Tuesday 6th December 2022.
  • Cashmere, Colombo, Dyers Pass intersection improvements - closes Wednesday 14th December 2022.
  • Expression of interest: 151 - 153 Gilberthorpes Road - closes Wednesday 14th December 2022.
  • Safe speed neighbourhoods - closing date extended to Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Selwyn District Council consultations

  • Draft Selwyn Sport, Active Recreation and Play, Spaces and Places Plan - closes Friday 9th December 2022.

Waimakariri District Council consultations

  • Smith Street Speed Limit – closes Monday 28th November 2022.

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand consultations

  • Determining the future state of core standards for cancer data - closes Wednesday 30th November 2022.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment consultations

  • Business Payment Practices regulations - closes Sunday 26th February 2023.

Ministry for Primary Industries consultations

  • Proposal to reopen the Kaikōura coastline to pāua, shellfish, and seaweed fishing for the 2022-23 fishing year - closes Wednesday 30th November 2022.

Ministry for the Environment consultations

  • Improving market governance of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme – closes Friday 2nd December 2022.
  • Proposed measures to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases – closes Sunday 18th December 2022.
  • National Environmental Management Plan on PFAS – closes Tuesday 28th February 2023.

Select Committee consultations

  • Workers Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Bill - closes Thursday 1st December 2022.
  • Charities Amendment Bill - closing date extended to Friday 9th December 2022.
  • Business Payment Practices Bill - closes Sunday 8th January 2023.
  • Companies (Directors Duties) Amendment Bill - closes Sunday 8th January 2023.
  • Sustainable Biofuel Obligation Bill – closes  Thursday 12th January 2023.

Other Government consultations