Clarification sought around Ruataniwha Scheme consents
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: HAWKE'S BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL, FISH & GAME, EDS
RADIO NZ AUDIO: RURAL NEWS
Media Release: Clarification sought around Ruataniwha Scheme consents
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, the Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game New Zealand have jointly agreed to seek clarification from the Environment Court on key elements of the resource consents for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Rex Graham says the council’s recent review of the Scheme highlighted uncertainty around the consent conditions and it is important this is cleared up now.
Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Bryce Johnson says it is in the long term interests of Hawke’s Bay to have this clarified to offset the risk of further litigation in the future.
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