The Regulatory Hearing Committee is an investigatory committee to make decisions on statutory and regulatory matters such as planning and resource consents, animal enforcement and environmental health issues.
Councillor Tim Aitken – Regulatory Hearings Panel Chair (Panel)
Councillor Pip Burne (Panel)
Councillor Kate Taylor (Panel)
Councillor Jerry Greer (Panel)
Commissioner Eileen von Dadelszen (Chair and Panel)
Commissioner George Lyons (Chair and Panel)
Commissioner Janeen Kydd-Smith (Chair and Panel)
Commissioner Robert Schofield (Chair and Panel)
Commissioner Mick Lester (Chair and Panel)
Commissioner Dr Roger Maaka (Panel)
Commissioner Loretta Lovell (Panel)
Commissioner Liz Lambert (Panel)
Commissioner Grey Wilson (Panel)
Commissioner Lucy Cooper (Panel)
Under the delegated authority of Council to the Chief Executive, the Chief Executive has the ability to introduce additional Commissioners onto the panel, to provide essential specialist skills and/or to manage conflicts of interest (perceived or potential) that may arise from to time.
|Meeting Frequency||As and when required|
When determining the make-up of resource consent and other Hearing Panels, the following factors must be taken into account by the Chief Executive in consultation with the Regulatory Hearings Panel Chair:
a) Any conflict of interest (perceived or potential) between Committees and/or Committee Member where the Panel member is an elected member or Independent Commissioner.
b) Any conflict of interest identified by the Chair or raised by applicants and/or submitters.
c) The need for specific expertise in particular cases.
d) The need to manage the workload of Councillors and Commissioners by allocating the resource consent and other statutory policy process hearing workload among Commissioners and Councillors, depending on commitments, availability, and with a COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE 2019-2022 ADOPTED: 3 JUNE 2020 - AMENDED: 17 NOVEMBER 2021 - V1.4 13 particular focus that no perceived or potential bias to particular Councillor or Independent Commissioner occurs.
e) The need for any particular local knowledge.
All delegations to this Panel are to be exercised within the framework of the Council’s adopted regulatory policies, plans, strategies, policy guidelines and by-laws. The Council delegates to the Regulatory Hearings Panel the following powers, duties and responsibilities:
|Professional Development and Learning||In accordance with Section 39B of the Resource Management Act 1991, all persons appointed to a Hearing Panel shall hold a current Making Good Decisions Certification, except where there are exceptional circumstances in accordance with Ministry for the Environment best practice guidelines.|
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