Network Tasman Trust to start new consultation

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The Network Tasman Trust will be starting a new public consultation process for changing its trust deed after concerns were raised during the first round of public submissions held last month.

The trust wants to change the deed to exempt the lines company from some controls imposed upon it by the Commerce Commission. It held a public meeting to hear submissions on the proposed changes on November 26 but is going back to the drawing board “to find ways to meet some of the concerns raised in submissions”.

“The public submissions had been thoughtful and that it would be desirable to forge a way forward that met some of the concerns raised,” trust chair Gwenny Davis says. “Accordingly a subcommittee including two non-Trust members was being convened to work on this.”

The new proposals will be drafted in the New Year and will be followed by a new process of public consultation.