Summary of Decisions Requested and Making Further Submissions on Proposed Plan Change 2 (Regionally Significant Wetlands)

The Otago Regional Council has available a summary of decisions requested by persons who have made submissions on Proposed Plan Change 2 (Regionally Significant Wetlands) to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago.

Friday, 09 September 2011

Key aspects of the proposed plan change include:

  • Protecting more wetlands that are regionally significant
  • Strengthening protection for regionally significant wetlands
  • Making provisions easier to read and understand
  • Providing better wetland information

The summary of decisions requested may be inspected at:

  • Otago Regional Council offices at:
    • 70 Stafford Street, Dunedin
    • William Fraser Building, Dunorling Street, Alexandra
    • The Station, First Floor, Cnr Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown
  • All public libraries and city and district council offices throughout the Otago Region
  • www.orc.govt.nz

The full submissions can be inspected at:

Any office of the Otago Regional Council and online at www.orc.govt.nz. Certain persons may make a further submission in support of or opposition to the submissions received on the proposal. Clause 8 of Schedule 1 Resource Management Act 1991 identifies those persons who may make a further submission as:
(a) Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; or
(b) Any person that has an interest in the proposed plan change greater than the general public has.

A further submission must state whether you support or oppose an original submission and whether or not you wish to be heard on your further submission. Further submissions must be in writing and further submission forms are available by phoning the Council on 0800 474 082, from the above sites, or www.orc.govt.nz.

Further submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 23 September 2011.

Post to Otago Regional Council, Private Bag 1954, Dunedin 9054
Fax to (03) 479 0015
Email to policy@orc.govt.nz
Deliver to Otago Regional Council offices at:
- 70 Stafford Street, Dunedin
- William Fraser Building, Dunorling Street, Alexandra
- The Station, First Floor, Cnr Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown

A copy of your further submission must be served on the original submitter within five working days after making the further submission to the Otago Regional Council.

The process for public participation, after the closing date for further submissions, is:

  • You may speak in support of your submission at a hearing;
  • The Council gives notice of its decision on the proposal, including its reasons for accepting or rejecting any submissions; and
  • Every person making a submission has the right of appeal to the Environment Court.

Fraser McRae
Director Policy and Resource Planning
Signed on behalf of the Otago Regional Council
Saturday 10 September 2011
Notified in accordance with Clause 7 of Schedule 1, Resource Management Act 1991

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