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6A guides
Council is producing a series of factsheets to inform and educate land users about Plan Change 6A.
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Leaders' Brief - December 2014
The Leaders Brief is ORC’s bi-monthly e-newsletter. It profiles decisions and initiatives under action by the ORC.
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Waterlines - Summer 2014
Waterlines, a newsletter on rural water issues around Otago, is published three times a year. It aims to keep farmers and other water users informed and updated with catchment community news.
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Environmental education events newsletter
This newsletter covers a range of environmental activities happening in and around Dunedin targeting the community and schools.
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NIWA Hotspot Weather Watch
Weekly update about the likelihood of hot dry weather conditions.
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LAWA Website
Beachgoers can now check the quality of the water at their nearest beach thanks to environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA). ORC monitors five Otago beaches on the LAWA website being: Brighton, Kaka Point, Kakanui and Waikouaiti Estuaries and MacAndrew Bay.

For more info view our water monitoring for recreational activities page.

Albert Town tracks re-opened
Sections of two walking and cycling tracks along the Clutha River at Albert Town, just upstream of the SH6 bridge, have been re-opened.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council made the decision after considering to the independent geotechnical report and stability assessment from Geosolve, commissioned by ORC.

View the GeoSolve Report (2 MB)

Have Your Say

We welcome your input on plans and strategies under development.


Proposed Plan Change 3C (Waiwera catchment minimum flow)
On 13 December 2014, the Otago Regional Council publicly notified Proposed Plan Change 3C (Waiwera catchment minimum flow), changing the Regional Plan: Water for Otago (Water Plan).
Submissions close at 5pm, Monday 16 February 2015.
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Otago Regional Policy Statement Review (RPS review)
The RPS sets the direction for future management of Otago's natural and physical resources. ORC is now receiving comments on the RPS Consultation Draft.
Comments close on Friday 19 December 2014.
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Otago Regional Public Transport Plan 2014
The Otago Regional Council has adopted the Regional Public Transport Plan 2014 which will take effect from 24 December 2014. The Plan outlines the principles, policies, standards and controls the Otago Regional Council will apply in delivering its Public Transport function in Otago.
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