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Boating in Otago Harbour
Coastal marine structures consents
Navigation safety bylaws

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)

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)
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.

Navigation safety bylaws - Otago Harbour and Karitane Harbour

These bylaws are made to assist navigation safety in harbours under ORC's jurisdiction. In relation to Otago Harbour they are to be read in conjunction with Part 90 of the Maritime Act dealing with pilots and pilotage.

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