The Parliament Standing Committee on Natural Resources invites interested stakeholders and individuals to make submissions on the following Bills:

1.  The Fiji Meteorological and Hydrological Services (Bill No.4 of 2016)
The Bill provides for the establishment and functions of the Fiji Meteorological and Hydrological Services and the efficient management, control, promotion and development of sound meteorological and hydrological services to contribute to the protection of life, property and economic development from meteorological and hydrological disasters.

2. Land and Water Resources Management (Bill No.7 of 2016)
The Bill makes provisions for the management, conservation and improvement of land and water resources and for related matters.

3.  Kava (Bill No.24 of 2016) :
The Bill establishes the Fiji Kava Council for the purpose of the regulation and the management of the Kava Industry and for related matters.

The Standing Committee will also be conducting public hearings in the Western and the Northern Division as follows:

DATE TOWN/CITY VENUE
Western Division
Monday 06th June, 2016 Sigatoka 8.30 a.m. – 10.30 am )
Lautoka (12.00 a.m. – 2.00 pm )
Rakiraki (4.00 pm – 6.00 pm)
Town Council Chambers
                                                       Northern Division
Tuesday 07th June 2016 Nabouwalu Bua (12.00 p.m. 3.00 p.m.) Office of the District Officer, Nabouwalu, Bua.
Wednesday 8th June  2016 Labasa (9.30 a.m. –11.30 am )
Savusavu (2.00 pm – 4.00 pm )
Town Council Chambers

All those wishing to make submissions at the above-mentioned venues or at the Parliament Complex are requested to contact the Committee Secretary (Akanisi) through email (akanisi.rumasakea@parliament.gov.fj); telephone 679 3225695 or mobile 679 9908974.

Members of the public and stakeholders wishing to express their views on the Bills are to lodge written submissions with:
The Chairperson
Standing Committee on Natural Resources
PO Box 2352
Government Buildings
SUVA

no later than Friday, 17th June  2016.

Invitations to appear before the Committee for oral presentations may be issued on the basis of written submissions received.  Written submissions made to the Standing Committee are usually made public, however persons making submissions should seek the concurrence of the Standing Committee before separately making them public.