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Delaware Bay - notice of application

Notice of application for declarations in relation to the use of the beach area below mean high water springs at Delaware Bay in Nelson for boat launching

Nelson City Council (Council) has applied for the following declarations from the Environment Court in relation to the use of the beach area (below mean high water springs) at Delaware Bay in Nelson:  

The use of the beach area below mean high water springs (MHWS) at Delaware Bay (shown on Plan A to the declarations application) for driving vehicles across to launch and retrieve recreational boats/ fishing vessels at the water's edge is not a Permitted Activity under Rule CMr.33 of the Nelson Resource Management Plan (Plan), and therefore, the activity requires resource consent.

The beach area at Delaware Bay (shown on Plan A to the declarations application), below MHWS, which is used to launch and retrieve recreational boats/ fishing vessels, is not a launching ramp under Rule CMr.33(d) of the Plan.

A copy of the notice of the application can be accessed below and the relevant Court documents, including the Court’s directions regarding service. 

If you wish to be heard at the hearing to determine this matter, you should notify the Environment Court Registrar withing 15 working days after the date the application was made.  If you do not notify the Registrar of your wish to be heard, the case may proceed without notice to you.