Why did RiverLink apply to refer the applications to the Environment Court?

Because RiverLink is a critical infrastructure project for Lower Hutt, the project team applied to the Regulators (Greater Wellington and Hutt City Council) to have the designation and resource consent applications referred to the Environment Court.  This is called a 'Direct Referral Process'.  This process gives the RiverLink team more opportunity to address issues raised by submitters and retains the ability of submitters to be heard, and retains the timetable for enabling works to commence late 2022. 

Last updated: 25 Feb 2022
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