Operative Date of Plan Changes 4B (Groundwater allocation) and 4C (Groundwater management: Cromwell Terrace Aquifer)

Public Notice - 14 August 2015

The Otago Regional Council has approved Plan Change 4B (Groundwater allocation) and Plan Change 4C (Groundwater management: Cromwell Terrace Aquifer) and resolved to make the changes operative from 1 September 2015.

Plan Change 4B clarifies and strengthens the provisions of the operative Water Plan for managing groundwater and avoiding over-allocation in Otago’s aquifers, without changing their intent.

Plan Change 4C sets a maximum allocation limit of 4 Mm3/yr for the Cromwell Terrace Aquifer in Schedule 4A of the Water Plan.

The Plan Changes are available on Otago Regional Council’s website for Plan Change 4B and Plan Change 4C and can be viewed at public libraries and city and district councils throughout Otago.

Alternatively, copies of the document can be requested by phoning 03 474 0827 or 0800 474 082, or can be obtained from Council offices at:

  • 70 Stafford Street, Dunedin
  • Dunorling Street, Alexandra
  • The Station, First Floor, cnr Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown.

Fraser McRae
Director Policy Planning and Resource Management

Notified on 15 August 2015 in accordance with clause 20 of Schedule 1, Resource Management Act 1991.

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