Managing our Environment

Laws Road Swamp


None available.


Inland saline. 2


1.4 ha.


420 - 460 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

1.4 km North of the intersection of Highfield Road and Omnibus Creek Road, Ranfurly.
NZTM (centre point): E1359230 N4999960.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago

Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.80, Map F11.

Territorial Authority:

Central Otago District Council.


Laws Road Swamp

Recorded Values:




Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 18% of inland saline areas remain in Otago. 2

A1 - A4, A6 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Listed as an Additional Wetland in Schedule 19.6A of the Central Otago District Plan. 55



2 Ausseil, A.G., Newsome, P., Johnson, P. (2008) Wetland Mapping in the Otago Region. Landcare Research Contract Report prepared for the Otago Regional Council.

55 Central Otago District Council (2008) Central Otago District Plan, Published by Central Otago District Council, Alexandra.

Aerial View of Laws Road Swamp (February 2006)

Aerial View of Laws Road Swamp (February 2006)

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