June 2011: Dr Ausseil was appointed as independent hearing commissioner by Horizons Regional Council to hear a series of applications by the New Zealand Defence Force for the discharge of treated wastewater from the Waiouru wastewater treatment plant to the Waitangi Stream. The Panel comprised Councillor Jill White, Mrs Christine Foster (Panel Chair) and Dr Olivier Ausseil. The applications were heard on 21-22 June 2012 in Ohakune.
Dr Ausseil has completed the Ministry for the Environment’s Making Good Decisions programme and is an accredited RMA Hearing Commissioner. He is available to act as independent hearing commissioner on both resource consent and plan hearing panels where the involvement of experienced technical practioners is required.