(1) Where this Act or any other enactment requires a local authority to use or adopt the special consultative procedure, that local authority must—
(i) a statement of proposal; and
(ii) a summary of the information contained in the statement of proposal (which summary must comply with section 89); and
(b) include the statement of proposal on the agenda for a meeting of the local authority; and
(c) make the statement of proposal available for public inspection at—
(i) the principal public office of the local authority; and
(ii) such other places as the local authority considers necessary in order to provide all ratepayers and residents of the district with reasonable access to that statement; and
(d) distribute in accordance with section 89(c) the summary of the information contained in the statement of proposal; and
(e) give public notice, and such other notice as the local authority considers appropriate, of the proposal and the consultation being undertaken; and
(f) include in the public notice a statement about how persons interested in the proposal—
(i) may obtain the summary of information about the proposal; and
(ii) may inspect the full proposal; and
(g) include in the public notice a statement of the period within which submissions on the proposal may be made to the local authority; and
(h) ensure that any person who makes a submission on the proposal within that period—
(i) is sent a written notice acknowledging receipt of that person's submission; and
(ii) is given a reasonable opportunity to be heard by the local authority (if that person so requests); and
(i) ensure that the notice given to a person under paragraph (h)(i) contains information—
(i) advising that person of that person's opportunity to be heard; and
(ii) explaining how that person may exercise that person's opportunity to be heard; and
(j) ensure that, except as otherwise provided by Part 7 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, every meeting at which submissions are heard or at which the local authority, community board, or committee deliberates on the proposal is open to the public; and
(k) subject to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, make all written submissions on the proposal available to the public.
(2) The period specified in the statement included under subsection (1)(g) must be a period of not less than 1 month beginning with the date of the first publication of the public notice.
(3) This section does not prevent a local authority from requesting or considering, before making a decision, comment or advice from an officer of the local authority or any other person in respect of the proposal or any submission or both.
Compare: 1974 No 66 s 716A