Manukau Courier : November 23rd 2010
9 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 23, 2010 Public notice of the Minister for the Environment's Direction to refer the Notice of Requirement for the alterations to a Designation to provide for a men's prison at Wiri to a board of inquiry and opportunity for submissions In accordance with sections 147 and 149C of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), the Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment (the Minister), gives notice of his Direction to refer the Minister of Corrections' (Corrections) Notice of Requirement for alterations to a Designation to provide for a men's prison at Wiri, to a board of inquiry. Corrections has lodged a Notice of Requirement with the Environmental Protection Authority1 (EPA). The Minister considers the Notice of Requirement (matter), as set out below, to be a proposal of national significance for the reasons identified in the 'Reasons for direction' section below. The Minister has directed that the matter be decided by a board of inquiry in accordance with Part 6AA of the RMA. Under section 149R of the RMA, the Board of Inquiry must make its decision on the matter and produce a final report no later than nine calendar months after the date of public notification of the Minister's Direction.
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