Submissions made to other organisations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Submissions are made to other organisations on a wide range of issues that may affect the city and/or the Council.  This is regarded as an important way to ensure the views of Council and Hamilton's residents are advocated at a city, regional and national level.

There are two types of submissions made:

  • Council submissions - Council submissions primarily focus on a range of draft documents (including Government Bills) that have the potential to impact on/affect the city and/or the Council. Such documents usually tend to be of a high level strategic nature. Submissions are considered and formally approved by Council or a Council committee. Submissions pertaining to the Resource Management Act (RMA), while primarily of a technical nature, are made under the Chief Executive's delegated authority for RMA submissions, but are still Council submissions.
  • Staff submissions - Staff submissions tend to primarily focus on draft documents (including Government Bills) that are often detailed and very technical in nature. The staff submissions are always reflective of Council policies, plans and strategies and are approved by the Chief Executive. All staff submissions are prefaced by the following statement: It should be noted that the following submission is from staff at Hamilton City Council and does not necessarily represent the views of the Council itself.

See archived submissions for previous years.

Submissions made in the 2021/22 Financial Year

Discussion Document​Organisation​Submission​​​Council​StaffDate Submission Sent​
​Transforming Recycling: Consultation Document (March 2022)
​Ministry for the Environment
​Download Now
(PDF, 741KB)
​X

​19/05/2022
Driving Climate Change: Reviewing the Road User Charges System – Considering Climate Change, Simplifying Compliance and Making Better Use of Technology as our Transport System Changes (January 2022 Consultation Document)
Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport
​Download Now
(PDF, 539KB)
​X

​4/05/2022
​Reducing Pokies Harm: Public Discussion Document (March 2022)
​Department of Internal Affairs
Download Now
(PDF, 525KB)
​X
​22/04/2022
​The Draft New Zealand Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Note: The submission from Hamilton City Council staff was part of a joint submission, along with the Roading Managers of Hauraki District Council; Matamata-Piako District Council; Ototohanga District Council; South Waikato District Council; Taupo District Council; Thames-Coromandel District Council; Waikato District Council; Waipa District Council.
​Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
​Download Now
(PDF, 427KB)

​X
​14/04/2022
​Various Proposed Technical Water Related Documents:
  • Drinking Water Standards.
  • Drinking Water Quality Assurance Rules.
  • Drinking Water Aesthetic Values.
  • Drinking Water Network Environmental Performance.
​Taumata Arowai
​Download Now
(PDF, 754 KB)

​X
​28/03/2022
​Draft Waipa District Transport Strategy 2021-2051
​Waipa District Council 
Download Now
(PDF, 439KB)

​X
​22/03/2022
WEL Energy Trust 2022-23 Draft Annual Plan
WEL Energy Trust
Download Now
(PDF, 417KB)
​X

​17/03/2022
Waikato Region Public Transport Business Improvement Review
Waikato Regional Council
Download Now
(PDF, 567 KB)
​X

​16/03/2022
​Enabling Local Voice and Accountability in the Future Resource Management System - Proposal for Consideration (February 2022)
​Local Government Resource Management Reform Steering Group
Download Now
(PDF, 489KB)
​X

​10/03/2022
​Improving the Protection of Drinking Water Sources - Proposed Amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007 (January 2022 Consultation Document)
​Ministry for the Environment
​Download Now
(PDF, 878 KB)
​X

​28/02/2022
​Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand's Resource Management System - Our Future Resource Management System - Materials for Discussion (November 2021 Discussion Document)
​Ministry for the Environment
Download Now
(PDF, 570KB)
​X

​24/02/2022
​Modernising the Emergency Management Framework - Engagement on the Emergency Management Regulatory Framework Review (Trifecta) Programme (January 2022 Engagement Document). Note: the submission was made by the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group, of which Hamilton City Council is a member council.
​​Civil Defence National Emergency Management Agency
Download Now
(PDF, 103 KB)
​X

​11/02/2022
​Three Waters Reform
​The Working Group on Representation, Governance and Accountability of new Water Service Entities
Download Now
(PDF, 1MB)
​X
​4/02/2022
Waikato District Council’s Speed Limits Bylaw Proposed Amendments 2021
​Waikato District Council  
Download Now
(PDF, 411KB)

​X
​21/01/2022
​Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices (Kura/School Signs) Amendment 2021
​Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
​Download Now
(PDF, 477 KB)
​X

​17/12/2021
​Economic Regulation and Consumer Protection for Three Waters Services in New Zealand (27 October 2021 Discussion Paper)
​Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
​Download Now
(PDF, 3MB)
​X

​16/12/2021
​Proposed Product Stewardship Regulations: Tyres and Large Batteries (November 2021 Consultation Document)
​Ministry for the Environment
Download Now (PDF, 380 KB)
​X

​16/12/2021
​Taking Responsibility for our Waste: Proposals for a New Waste Strategy; Issues and Options for new Waste Legislation (October 2021 Consultation Document)
​Ministry for the Environment
​Download Now (PDF, 566 KB)
​X

​10/12/2021
​Transitioning to a Low-Emissions and Climate-Resilient Future: Emissions Reduction Plan (October 2021 Discussion Document)
​Ministry for the Environment
Download Now (PDF, 818 KB)
​X

​24/11/2021
​Proposal to Raise the Speed Limit on 64km of the Waikato Expressway to 110km/h
​Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
​Download Now (PDF, 345 KB)
​X



​23/11/2021
​Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.
NB: this is a joint submission made on behalf of Hamilton City Council and the Future Proof Partners (i.e. Hamilton City Council; Waikato District Council; Waipā District Council; Waikato Regional Council; and Waikato Tainui)
​Parliament’s Environment Select Committee
Download Now (PDF, 2MB)
​X


​16/11/2021
​Plan Change 5 - Peacocke Structure Plan
​Hamilton City Council
Download Now 
(PDF, 1MB)
​X

​05/11/2021
​Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill 
​Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee
Download Now (PDF, 311 KB)

​X
​04/11/2021
​Managing our Wetlands - A Discussion Document on Proposed Changes to the Wetlands Regulations​Ministry for the EnvironmentDownload Now (PDF, 276 KB)​X​27/10/2021
​Three Waters Reform Formal Feedback to Government:
A) ​Cover letter to Minister of Local Government
B) Formal feedback to Government
​Hon Nanaia Mahuta (Minister of Local Government); LGNZ; Department of Internal Affairs
Download A) 
(PDF, 156 KB)
Download B)
(PDF, 349 KB)
​X

​01/10/2021
​Consultation on the Topics for Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission’s Long-Term Insights Briefing
​Public Service Commission
Download Now (PDF, 583 KB)

​X
​27/09/2021
​A Fair Chance for All - Breaking the Disadvantage Cycle Inquiry - Terms of Reference 
​New Zealand Productivity Commission
​Download Now (PDF, 204 KB)

​X
​27/08/2021
​A Fair Chance for All - Breaking the Disadvantage Cycle Inquiry - Terms of Reference
Note: Hamilton City Council is one of 10 councils in the Waikato Region supporting this submission at a staff level
​New Zealand Productivity Commission
​Download Now (PDF, 802 KB)

​X
​27/08/2021
​Changes to Māori Ward and Constituency Processes (Stage 2) - Discussion Document
​Department of Internal Affairs
Download Now (PDF, 275 KB)

​X
​27/08/2021
​Proposed Cost Recovery Fees and Charges Under Water Services Bill Regulations​Department of Internal AffairsDownload Now (PDF, 218  KB)​X​20/08/2021
​Māori Electoral Option - New Zealand Electoral Commission​New Zealand Electoral CommissionDownload Now (PDF, 188 KB)​X​5/08/2021
​​Inquiry on the Parliamentary Paper on the Exposure Draft - Natural and Built Environments Bill​Parliament's Environment CommitteeDownload Now (PDF, 333 KB)​X​4/08/2021
​Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) - June 2021 Discussion Document​Ministry of Housing and Urban DevelopmentDownload Now (PDF, 281KB)
Download Now (PDF, 318 KB)
​X​3/08/2021
​Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill​Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure CommitteeDownload Now (PDF, 251 KB)​X​23/07/2021
​Waikato District Council's Review of the Water Supply Bylaw 2014Waikato District Council​Download Now (PDF, 195 KB)​X​15/07/2021
​Waikato District Council's Proposed Stormwater Bylaw 2021​Waikato District CouncilDownload Now (PDF, 663 KB)​X​15/07/2021
​Review of Waipa District Council's Trade Waste Bylaw (2011) and Wastewater Drainage Bylaw (2011)
​Waipa District Council
Download Now (PDF, 353 KB)

​X
​5/07/2021
​Infrastructure for a Better Future: Aotearoa New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy (May 2021 Consultation Document)
​New Zealand Infrastructure Commission
​Download Now (PDF, 393 KB)
​X

​2/07/2021





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