This from ZL2HD...
Wellington City Council (WCC) have been looking into the issue of utilities and their impact on the community. As a response, they have drafted changes to the district plan section on utilities. The changes are contained in Change 74 (DPC 74) which has just closed for submissions.
The changes deal with towers, road side cabinets and earthworks, possibly mainly aimed at telcos.
Wellington VHF Group and Wellington Amateur Radio Club Branch 50 (WARC) made a joint submission, NZART made a submission (By Mike ZL1BNB; the NZART Local Government Liaison Officer (LGO)), as well as David ZL4TAC (President, Branch 50) and Bob ZL2GF (member of both branches).
The summary is on the WCC Site and is interesting reading.
We have to comment on the submission in early Dec 2009 and Bob ZL2GF has information that we will be presenting on our submission in Feb 2010. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
A pro-forma for a submission to the WCC in support of submissions made by ZL2HD and two Wellington radio clubs on behalf of Wellington amateurs, is available from the NZART Website. Submissions Close at 5pm Friday 4 December!
Thanks to Mike, David and Bob for their good efforts and to others who have provided good input and experience to help us understand how to work with the WCC to get a "ham friendly" outcome. Particular thanks to Mike ZL1BNB for creating the useful pro-forma template, and guiding the submissions process.
Wellington VHF Group apologises for the delay in bringing this to your urgent attention.