Who can participate in a direct referral process?

Only the applicant and any people or organisations who made submissions to RiverLink in the submissions period, or whose late submissions have been accepted by either Greater Wellington or Hutt City Council, or by the Environment Court. Acceptance of late submissions depends, in part, on whether the RiverLink applicants would be prejudiced by acceptance of the late submissions. Submitters need to advise the Court within the required timeframe about whether they want to become part of the process. For RiverLink this timeframe expired on 14 December 2021.   

Last updated: 25 Feb 2022
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Direct referral and how you can participate

Further information is available about the direct referral process and how submitters can participate in this guidance on the MfE website - direct-referral-guide-for-submitters.pdf (environment.govt.nz)

Here’s the step-by-step way to find it:

  • go to the Ministry for the Environment website
  • then search 'the direct referral process' and click on 'The direct referral process – information for submitters'.
Last updated: 25 Feb 2022
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