Have your say on plans and strategies

Otago Regional Council wants to hear your views on projects that may affect you. Formal consultation involves you making a submission under a set legal process. Before this formal process, we may seek informal public input on specific projects.

Current consultations

Residual Flows for Surface Water Takes

Through this plan change Council are seeking to provide certainty by, providing a method to calculate a residual flow, setting out a broader list of values for consideration in assessment, including consideration of downstream users, enabling the measurement of residual flow to be set in practical locations and for a measurement to enable a group of permits. 

In March 2017 Council began consultation on this plan change.  However, we heard during the consultation that the purpose of this plan change was confusing to many people.  To ensure there is better understanding, we are conducting another round of consultation to clarify the purpose of the plan change, and to seek feedback to help shape this plan change to address uncertainly and lack of flexibility in the existing polices.

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Ongoing projects

Integrated Water Management

Benger Burn & Ettrick Basin Aquifer - Integrated Water Management

Cardrona River & Wanaka-Cardrona Basin - Integrated Water Management

Lindis River & Bendigo-Tarras Basin - Integrated Water Management

Surface Water Management - Minimum flows

Waikouaiti River - minimum flows

Waiwera River - minimum flows

Pomahaka River - minimum flows

Groundwater Management - Maximum Allocation Limits

Cromwell Terrace Aquifer - Maximum Allocation Limit

Earnscleugh Terrace Aquifer - Maximum Allocation Limit

Maniototo Basin Aquifer - Groundwater review

Roxburgh Aquifer - Groundwater review

Pisa and Luggate-Queensburry Groundwater Management Zones - Groundwater review

Hawea Basin Aquifers - Maximum Allocation Limit 

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