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Exemptions and Objections Subcommittee

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This page contains information about the Exemptions and Objections Subcommittee, ite purpose, terms of reference and Councillor membership.
Updated: 13/11/2013 2:23 p.m.

​A Subcommittee of the Planning Committee


Councillor G C Innes

Deputy Chair

Councillor J D T Williamson



Section 41A(5) of the Local Government Act 2002 provides that the Mayor is a member of each committee of the territorial authority.


S M Glen and S J Deeming

Attendance at meetings

All councillors have the right to attend this committee’s meetings.  Only committee members have speaking and voting rights.

The Chief Executive Officer, Group Managers, Department Managers and such other Council officers as deemed necessary may attend committee meetings.

Terms of Reference

  • To hear and decide s357 objections under the Resource Management Act where staff  recommend decline.
  • To determine and grant of Territorial Authority consents under s100 of the Gambling Act 2003 (as it relates to Class 4 Gambling Venues) and s65C of the Racing Act 2003 (as it relates to Board Venues).
  • To determine applications for exemptions under the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987.
  • To consider objections relating to the classification of any dog as a dangerous dog under the Dog Control Act 1996.
  • Power to consider an objection to classification as a menacing dog under s33A and s33C of the Dog Control Act 1996.
  • Power to consider and determine an objection to any notice issued requiring abatement of a barking dog nuisance under s55 of the Dog Control Act 1996.
  • To hear and determine appeals in respect of an invoice under Council’s Development Contribution Policy (no ability to waiver).
  • To hear and determine objections in respect to s120 of the Reserves Act 1977.
  • To hear and determine statutory appeals or objections in respect to any matter where no specific delegation applies.

Delegated authority

To make decisions in accordance with the Terms of Reference.

This committee has the delegated authority to make decisions on matters where authority to make decisions has been delegated (in accordance with the Terms of Reference) 

All other decisions must be in the form of recommendations to the Planning Committee or, where appropriate, Council.

Meeting date and time

The committee shall meet when required. 

The relevant legislative notification requirements shall be taken into consideration when setting meeting dates.



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