Strengthening public and civil society rights in local and regional government

To support, restore, and extend the ways in which the public, citizens and civil society’s rights to “take part in the conduct of public affairs” can be strengthened in relation to regional and local government matters and enviornmental and resource management matters.

To restore full democracy to Canterbury;

To restore the presumption of public notification and participation under the Resource Management Act and extend this to the EEZ &CS Act

To publicly notify all minerals applications and the areas and land or water ownerships to which these apply, with full disclosure of proposed activities and locations with the provision for public participation in the consideration of each consent, concession, permit, licence or easement.

To explore, during the 2016-18 NAP period, jointly between central government, local government and civil society, the other ways in which citizens and civil society’s rights to “take part in the conduct of public affairs” can be strengthened in relation to regional and local government matters and all conservation, environmental and natural resource management consents, standards and policies.

[This is a more action oreinted version of Proposal 4 of Hui E!]

Why the contribution is important

This is about disclosure and supporting and restoring opportunities for  public participaiton at a local and regional government level.  

We provide specificity of actions and more than just a joint discussion in the next two years.

We particularly want to see democracy in Canterbury fully restored in the next year.

by Wallacca1 on August 24, 2016 at 03:16PM

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