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Make a submission: Have your say for a healthy greater Christchurch

Wednesday, May 24, 2023   Posted in: Waka Toa Ora Notices By: Administrator With tags: planning, community engagement, policy, legislation, submissions, consultation

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 or changes since last week have been highlighted in bold.

Please contact the Community and Public Health 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

  • Little River Wairewa dog exercise area trial - closing date extended to Monday 29th May 2023.
  • Athol Terrace - Waimari Road intersection improvements - closes Wednesday 31st May 2023.

Selwyn District Council consultations

  • Selwyn dog club lease variation at Foster Dog Park - closes Friday 2nd June 2023.

Hurunui District Council consultations

  • Draft Annual Plan for 2023/24 - closes Tuesday 6th June 2023.
  • Statutory Fees and Charges for 2023/24 - closes Tuesday 6th June 2023.
  • Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - closes Tuesday 6th June 2023.

Ministry of Health consultations

  • Precision health: Exploring opportunities and challenges to predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat disease more precisely in Aotearoa New Zealand - closes Monday 19th June 2023.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment consultations

  • The Building Levy - closes Monday 29th May 2023.
  • Consenting improvements for renewable electricity generation and transmission - closes Thursday 1st June 2023 (jointly with the Ministry for the Environment).

Ministry for Primary Industries consultations

  • Draft Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan - closes Sunday 11th June 2023.
  • Proposals for the National Organic Standard - closing date extended to Friday 16th June 2023.
  • Proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice - closes Friday 16th June 2023.

Select Committee consultations

  • Land Transport (Road Safety) Amendment Bill - closes Sunday 4th June 2023.
  • Social Workers Registration Legislation Amendment Bill - closes Wednesday 7th June 2023.
  • Taxation Principles Reporting Bill - closs Friday 9th June 2023.
  • Inquiry into seabed mining in New Zealand - closes Friday 23rd June 2023.
  • Taxation (Annual Rates for 2023-24, Multinational Tax, and Remedial Matters) Bill - closes Friday 30th June 2023.

Other Government consultations