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Clutha Mata-au main stem

We’re developing a new Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP), including specific rules and limits on water and land use in your area.  

We will be meeting with communities along the main stem of the Clutha-Mata-au in August 2022 and we'd love to hear what you want to achieve for land and water resources in your area. 

In this first stage of consultation, we’re keen to learn what you know about your catchment, and to share what we know from the science. We will then have group discussions about options for managing freshwater and land in your area. 


Consultation timeline


Otago Regional Council Land and Water Regional Plan Clutha Mata-Au Main Stem consultation timeline

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  • Confirm values and discuss their characteristics (to inform the setting of environmental outcomes).
  • Present environmental outcomes and management options to achieve these.
  • Present and discuss a preferred management option.
  • The whole LWRP will be notified and the public can make submissions.


Next steps

There will be a follow-up meeting in December 2022, when ORC and Kāi Tahu will present and discuss a preferred approach to water and land management with you. Check back here for meeting details nearer the time. You will also be able to give input online. 

The preferred approach will then be drafted into the FMU and rohe chapters of the proposed Land and Water Regional Plan. Once this is notified, you can make a submission saying what they like or how it can be improved. 

Clutha Mata-au FMU map boundaries.

Map of the Clutha Mata-au Main Stem

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How can you stay up-to-date?

We’ll be sharing project updates and information on this webpage and in our monthly newsletter On-Streamsign up here.

Contact ORC at customerservices@orc.govt.nz or 0800 474 082.

You can also contact your local ORC councillor here.

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