Auckland Council is the gift that keeps on giving, at least if you’re one of the local Maori tribes expecting to cash in on its Unitary Plan (UP). A memo to councillors and local board chairs dated July 31, 2013, from Dr Roger Blakeley, chief planning officer of Auckland Council, makes plain the privileged access Maori are being given within the decision-making process for finalising the UP.
- Support for consultation provisions
- Involvement in decision-making - joint management and transfer of powers
- Water quality and allocation
- Resourcing for mana whenua participation