This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
Clause 4 amends clause 6 of the principal order, which requires the Christchurch City Council (the Council) to review its existing district plans and prepare a replacement district plan. The amendment removes the requirement that the Council must notify all proposals in sufficient time for the hearings panel to be able to make decisions on those proposals by 9 March 2016.
Clause 5 amends clause 12(2) of the principal order, which sets a final date by which the hearings panel established to hear submissions and make decisions on the Council’s proposed replacement district plan must make those decisions. The amendment removes the end date (so that the time by which the panel must make its decisions is solely dependent on any specified time limits stated in any terms of reference set for the panel under clause 9 of the principal order).
Clause 6 amends clause 21(5) of the principal order, which empowers the hearings panel to reject a request for a change to an existing district plan or the replacement district plan if the panel considers that it would be unable to make a decision on the proposal by 9 March 2016. The amendment allows for a different possible end date to be set in the terms of reference for the hearings panel.
Date of notification in Gazette: 22 October 2015.
This order is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.