are discretionary activities (requiring resource consent).
Explanation and Principal Reasons for Adopting Method 126.96.36.199
Rule 188.8.131.52 provides for boat ramps and jetties in, on, under or over the beds of rivers and lakes discretionary activities because they have the potential to cause significant adverse effects. There are a large number of these structures in the Region and their use and development creates demands for other facilities on land, such as car parks and toilets. These other facilities are territorial authority responsibilities. Waikato Regional Council considers that, given the potential and actual adverse effects and the flow-on effects of the boat ramps and jetties resource consents are required.