(1) The objection is
to be dealt with by the council of the local government or by a committee
authorised by the council to deal with it.
(2) A committee cannot
deal with an objection against a decision that it made or a decision that the
(3) The person who
made the objection is to be given a reasonable opportunity to make submissions
on how to dispose of the objection.
(4) The objection may
be disposed of by —
dismissing the objection; or
varying the decision objected to; or
revoking the decision objected to, with or without —
substituting for it another decision; or
referring the matter, with or without directions, for
another decision by a committee or person whose function it is to make such a
(5) The local
government is to ensure that the person who made the objection is given notice
in writing of how it has been decided to dispose of the objection and the
reasons for disposing of it in that way.