Saturday 11 February 2012, 9.30am - 5.00pm

The Thames Club, 601 Mackay Street, Thames

A one-day workshop for individuals & community groups.

Gary Taylor, Chairman, EDS

Session 2: Participating in Council Planning Processes

Overview of plans under the RMA
Kelsey Serjeant, Lawyer, EDS

Update on process to develop RMA plans
Natasha Garvan, EDS

Effective participation in council hearings
Graeme Lawrence, Planner, Lawrence Cross Chapman

Session 3: The Environment Court & National Policy Statements

Overview of Environment Court processes
Kelsey Serjeant, Lawyer, EDS

Mediation and presenting an effective case in the Environment Court
Judge Laurie Newhook, Acting Principal Environment Court Judge
Russell Howie, Environment Commissioner

Significance of recent National Policy Statements for the Coromandel Peninsula
Raewyn Peart, Senior Policy Analyst, Environmental Defence Society

Session 4: Local Planning Processes

Significance of Waikato Regional Council plans for Coromandel Peninsula
Tracey May, Program Manager, Regional Integration, Waikato Regional Council

District Plan Review update
Leigh Robcke, District Plan Manager, Thames Coromandel District Council

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