Clubs and their members can play a big role in ensuring access in their local areas.
Make sure your club and members make submissions on issues they wish to be heard on. If you do not make a submission, you cannot get involved in proceedings later on, or appeal any decisions.
Clubs should nominate a person(s) to keep up to date with matters that may pose a risk to local club activities.
Talk to local councils. Clubs should be on the list of interested parties so they will be notified when anyone submits an application for resource consent that is of concern to them. Also, by talking to the council, it puts the club in a better position for consultation with councils on projects.
There are some more helpful suggestions in the club manual, including some guidance on making submissions, which can be found here.
Make use of internet-based resources. Below are some useful links:
Sign up to be on the UAE test email This is a notification service. When any application for a marine farm is submitted, it has to pass a UAE test (undue adverse effects test – fishing related), which means you will receive an email on any new application and can check if it is in your area.