Information relating to the Board of Inquiry is available from the Board of Inquiry Upper North Island Grid Upgrade Proposal’s web pages. This includes information from the hearing including evidence that was presented, the submissions on Transpower’s proposal, reports provided to the Board and minutes from Board meetings.
Transpower lodged the notices of requirement for designations and applications for resource consents for its proposed transmission line (200km in length) from Whakamaru to Otahuhu and Pakuranga to supply power to the Auckland and Northland regions.
The proposed line travels across the jurisdictions of nine local authorities (Auckland Region, Franklin District, Manukau City, Matamata-Piako District, South Waikato District, Taupo District, Waikato District, Waikato Region, Waipa District) through mainly rural land.
Minister Hodgson called in Transpower's notices of requirement and applications for the North Island Grid Upgrade Project, and appointed a board of inquiry to make a decisions about Transpower’s proposal.
The Minister received 1244 submissions on Transpower’s proposal and provided these to the Board of Inquiry, in accordance with the Resource Management Act.
The Board’s chair is Judge David Sheppard, and the other Board members are Kevin Prime, Dr Deborah Read and John Rutherford.
Minister Hodgson's media release: Minister announces inquiry board members [12 September 2007]
Public Notice of direction to call-in Transpower’s Upper North Island Grid Upgrade proposal (Note: Corrections have been made to Franklin District Council Overhead Line Notice of Requirement: Reference Number: L07089)
Further information on this call-in process is available on our questions and answers web page.
Last updated: 3 February 2009