NZPI Appointment to MfE Advisory Committee

Highly regarded planner, Sylvia Allan  has been appointed to the MfE Advisory Panel which oversees the Environmental Legal Assistance Fund. Sylvia was one of a small number of planners which NZPI nominated for consideration by the Ministry and it is heartening to learn that one of those nominations has been accepted. 

The Fund provides not-for-profit groups with financial assistance to advocate for an environmental issue of public interest in resource management cases being considered by the Environment Court, or by a board of inquiry.  This includes the amended processes for proposals of national significance and the new process for the direct referral of notified applications to the Environment Court introduced by the 2009 Amendment to the Resource Management Act 1991. For more on the fund ..  http://www.mfe.govt.nz/withyou/funding/ela.html

Warm congratulations to Sylvia and thanks to those who were happy to be nominated when approached by NZPI.

Jane Douglas
President