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Public Notice of Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management)

Public Notice - 06 August 2015

The Otago Regional Council has prepared Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago, which seeks to set:

  • minimum flows and allocation limits for the Lindis River and connected Lindis Alluvial Ribbon Aquifer; and
  • maximum allocation limits and restrictions for other aquifers in the Bendigo-Tarras Basin.

This proposed plan change will have legal effect from 8 August 2015, in accordance with section 86B(3) of the Resource Management Act 1991.

The proposal may be inspected at:

  • Otago Regional Council offices at:
    - 70 Stafford Street, Dunedin
    - William Fraser Building, Dunorling Street, Alexandra
    - The Station, First Floor, corner Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown
  • All public libraries and city and district council offices throughout Otago
  • Council’s website: Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management)

Any person may make a submission on the proposed plan change.

You may do so by sending a written submission to the Otago Regional Council. The submission must be in Form 5 and must state whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission. Copies of Form 5 are available by phoning the Council on 0800 474 082, or can be found on our website here.

Post to:
Otago Regional Council
Private Bag 1954
Dunedin 9054

Fax to:
(03) 479 0015

Email to:
policy@orc.govt.nz

Deliver to:

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

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 4 September 2015

The process for public participation in consideration of the proposed plan change under the Resource Management Act 1991 is:

  • After the submission closing date, the Council prepares a summary of all decisions requested by persons making submissions, and this summary is publicly notified;
  • Certain persons may make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made;
  • 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 Planning & Resource Management

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