Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003

Form 33 Notice of person’s wish to be party to proceedings

Section 274, Resource Management Act 1991

To

the Registrar

Environment Court

Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch

I, [full name], wish to be a party to the following proceedings:

[state

  • the Environment Court’s reference number for the proceedings (eg, RMA 232/2003); or

  • the parties to the proceedings and the nature of the proceedings (eg, an appeal on a resource consent application or an application for an enforcement order)].

I am [state whether you are

  • the Minister for the Environment; or

  • a local authority; or

  • the Attorney-General representing a relevant aspect of the public interest (in this case, also specify the aspect of the public interest); or

  • a person who has an interest in the proceedings that is greater than the interest that the general public has (in this case, also explain the grounds for saying that you come within this category); or

  • a person who made a submission about the subject matter of the proceedings].

I am/am not* a trade competitor for the purposes of section 308C or 308CA of the Resource Management Act 1991.

*Select one.

*I am/am not† directly affected by an effect of the subject of the appeal that—

(a)

adversely affects the environment; and

(b)

does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

*Delete entire paragraph if you are not a trade competitor.
†Select one.

I am interested in all (or part of) the proceedings.

*The part of the proceedings I am interested in is:

[explain which part or parts of the proceedings you are interested in].

*Delete if this does not apply.

I am interested in the following particular issues:

[explain which issues raised by the appeal you are interested in].

I support (or oppose or conditionally oppose) the relief sought because—

[state why you support or oppose the relief sought, giving clear reasons for your views].

I agree (or do not agree) to participate in mediation or other alternative dispute resolution of the proceedings.

.
Signature of person wishing to be a party
(or person authorised to sign
on behalf of person wishing to be a party)

.
Date

Address for service of person wishing to be a party:
Telephone:
Fax/email:
Contact person: [name and designation, if applicable]

Note to person wishing to be a party

You must lodge the original and 1 copy of this notice with the Environment Court within 15 working days after—

  • the period for lodging a notice of appeal ends, if the proceedings are an appeal; or

  • the decision to hold an inquiry, if the proceedings are an inquiry; or

  • the proceedings are commenced, in any other case.

Your right to be a party to the proceedings in the court may be limited by the trade competition provisions in section 274(1) and Part 11A of the Resource Management Act 1991.

The notice must be signed by you or on your behalf.

You must serve a copy of this notice on the relevant local authority and the person who commenced the proceedings within the same 15 working day period and serve copies of this notice on all other parties within 5 working days after that period ends.

However, you may apply to the Environment Court under section 281 of the Resource Management Act 1991 for a waiver of the above timing or service requirements (see form 38).

Advice

If you have any questions about this notice, contact the Environment Court in Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch.

Schedule 1 form 33: amended, on 10 October 2013, by regulation 8(1) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/385).

Schedule 1 form 33: amended, on 10 October 2013, by regulation 8(2) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/385).

Schedule 1 form 33: amended, on 10 October 2013, by regulation 8(3) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/385).

Schedule 1 form 33: amended, on 10 October 2013, by regulation 8(4) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/385).

Schedule 1 form 33: amended, on 1 November 2010, by regulation 19(1) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/279).

Schedule 1 form 33: amended, on 1 June 2006, by regulation 10(4) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SR 2006/99).