Alerts

Cyanobacteria in Lake Waihola

Sampling carried out by the Otago Regional Council has shown high concentrations of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) at Lake Waihola and a health warning has been issued for the lake.  Read the media release »

Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River

The presence of the potentially toxic algae Phormidium has been confirmed in the lower Cardrona River.  Read the media release »

What's happening

We welcome your input on plans and strategies under development.

PLANS, STRATEGIES AND POLICIES

Proposed Plan Change 1D (Flow Requirements for Water Takes)
This Proposed Plan Change (1D) seeks to improve how the ORC assesses the amount of water that should remain in a waterbody when water is taken out for use and the conditions we may apply when people take water.
The first stage of consultation will be informal drop-in sessions in late February where you can come along and have your say.
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Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management)
On Saturday 13 August 2016 the Otago Regional Council released its decisions on Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management)
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Proposed Regional Policy Statement for Otago
On Saturday 1 October 2016, the Otago Regional Council released its decisions on the Proposed Regional Policy Statement for Otago
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RESOURCE CONSENTS

Resource Consent Application - Port Otago Limited
The Otago Regional Council has received applications from Port Otago Limited for resource consent to continue to dispose of dredge material at the Hayward Point, Spit Beach and The Spit disposal sites for a further 35 years.
The hearing was held from 7-9 November Dunedin.
Port Otago Resource Consent »

Resource Consent Application - Oceana Gold (New Zealand) Limited
The Otago Regional Council has received applications from Oceana Gold (New Zealand) Limited for resource consents for various activities as part of the Coronation North Pit and Waste Rock Stack expansion at Macraes Flat, North Otago.
The decision has now been released.
Oceana Gold Resource Consent »

Notified applications »
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0800 800 033
Use the pollution hotline to report incidents of pollution to air, land or water. More info »

River Flow Information
0800 426 463
Otago river, lake and rainfall information
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