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Boating in Otago Harbour
Coastal marine structures consents

Boating in Otago Harbour

For general safety and navigation advice, permission to stage events, and in the case of conflict over harbour use, contact the ORC Dunedin office – 0800 474 082

Before undertaking any watersports make sure you are familiar with the rules of the boating guide.

Read more about the Otago Harbour boating guide

Download the Otago Harbour boating guide (3 MB)

Application to hold a special on-water event on Otago Harbour (38 KB Word Doc)

Safer Boating - before going boating anywhere, whether on the harbour or in our lakes or rivers, you need to be prepared. Maritime New Zealand has some great resources available on their website advising how you and your family and friends can stay safe, and particularly the importance of wearing lifejackets.

Safer boating information
Lifejacket information

Coastal marine structure consents

Coastal structures such as moorings, boatsheds, wharves, jetties, and ramps require resource consent under Section 12 of the Resource Management Act.

To apply for a resource consent you will need these two forms.

Form 1 Resource consent application (149 KB)
Form 12A Coastal permit application for Moorings (135 KB)
Schedule 12 B Coastal boatsheds and structures (58 KB)

Contact ORC consents staff on 03 474 0827 if you have further enquiries about marine structures.


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