Template for making a submission on the proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities (NESTF)
There is currently a proposal to change the regulations that govern telecommunications infrastructure in NZ including both cable-based and wireless infrastructure.
If the proposed changes to the regulation of wireless infrastructure are not successfully opposed, they would result in the further proliferation of cellular phone infrastructure with potentially more people being impacted in terms of both adverse health effects and also other effects (for example a possible reduction in property values for home owners.)
The proposed changes are strongly opposed by environmental lawyer sue Grey who has made public the reasons that she opposes the proposed “amendments” at this link: http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/read-an-environmental-lawyers-perspective-on-proposed-changes-to-regulation-of-electromagnetic-radiation/
The consultation document may be downloaded from this link:
If you would like to make a submission yourself, please download the template submission form from the link below, personalise it by adding your name etc, and any additional comments you may want to make and send it to the Ministry for the Environment (the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 pm on Friday April 17, 2015.
NB: It has been kindly pointed out to me by an observant reader that the template at the above link has a typo. I do apologise for this.
Where the template it states NS2772.2:1999 it should read NZS 2772.1:1999. If you have time please correct the typo prior to sending the submission. Thank you!
Use the template below which has already had the typo corrected: