Today I presented to the Local Government and Environment select committee on the Point England Development Enabling Bill. Link to submission below.
Things I learnt:
- Committee members will not read your submission before hand so make sure you spend most of your time covering your key points.
- You may only have 5 minutes but double if you are an organisation.
- Try and say something unique but the committee definitely needs to hear the same points made twice before they sink in.
- Ask for Powerpoint facilities before the hearing is scheduled.
Ngāti Paoa have been great and let me talk to Morphum who are doing an Environmental Assessment for consenting purposes. No one has made any promises and I am anxious the developers are not incentivised to do right thing for the birds, but I am optimistic. Note the logo on the development website above.