Public Notice of Proposed Plan Change - Open Country Dairy

Clause 5 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 

Proposed Private Plan Change 51

Matamata-Piako District Council has accepted the request for the following proposed plan change to the Matamata-Piako District Plan:

Proposed Plan Change 51 Development Concept Plan for Milk Processing, Waharoa to provide for the operation and potential expansion of Open Country Dairy Limited. The plan change can be viewed at any Council
office or library, or at


Any person can make a submission. However, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may do so only if they are directly affected by an effect of the plan change that adversely affects the environment and does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition. Matamata-Piako District Council itself can also make a submission. You can make a submission by sending a written or electronic
submission to Matamata-Piako District Council. The submission must be made using (prescribed form) Form 5 and must state whether or not you wish speak at the hearing. A copy of this form is available online at or at any Council office or library.

Submissions can be posted to PO Box 266, Te Aroha 3342 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday 26 October 2017.

The process for public participation in the consideration of the plan change under the Resource Management Act 1991 is as follows:

After the closing date for submission, Matamata-Piako District Council must prepare a summary of decisions requested by submitters and give public notice of the availability of this summary and where the summary and submissions can be inspected.

There must be an opportunity for the following persons to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made:
- Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest.
- Any person who has an interest in the plan change greater than the general public has.
- Matamata-Piako District Council itself.

If a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held.

Matamata-Piako District Council must give its decision on the provisions and matters raised in the submissions (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) and give public notice of its decision within two years of notifying the plan change and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time.

Any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal against the decision on the plan change to the Environment Court if, in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the plan change.

If you have any questions about the plan change, please contact Mark Hamilton by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07 884 0060.

D J McLeod

Chief Executive Officer