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

Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) introduces:

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

Council notified Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) on Saturday 8 August 2015 and submissions closed on Friday 4 September 2015. Eighty-one submissions were received by Council.

Council released the Summary of Decisions Requested and called for further submissions on Saturday 26 September 2015. Further submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 9 October 2015. Six further submissions were received by Council.

The hearing of submissions took place in Wanaka from Thursday 31 March to Thursday 7 April 2016.

Council released its decisions on Saturday 13 August 2016.

Appeals closed 30 working days after service of the notice of decision. One appeal on the Council’s decisions has been made to the Environment Court (under clause 14 of the First Schedule of the RMA)

Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) has had legal effect from 8 August 2015.

 

Next steps in the process

Process Chart

 

Appeals

One appeal on the Council’s decisions has been made to the Environment Court (under clause 14 of the First Schedule of the RMA).

Notice of appeal to the Environment Court on Proposed Plan Change 5A (450 KB)

Council Decisions on the Proposed Plan Change

Public Notice of Decision on Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) (152 KB).
Decisions on Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management), including Section 32AA Further Evaluation (699 KB).
Proposed PC 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) incorporating Council Decisions (4 MB).
Plan Change 5A incorporating Council Decisions Map B4 – Lindis Minimum Flow Catchment and monitoring Site (1 MB).
Plan Change 5A incorporating Council Decisions Map B7 – Lindis Minimum Flow Catchment and Monitoring Site (5 MB).
Plan Change 5A incorporating Council Decisions Map C5 – Lower Tarras and Lindis Alluvial Ribbon Aquifers (1 MB).
Plan Change 5A incorporating Council Decisions Map C6 – Lower Tarras, Bendigo, Argdour Valley and Lindis Alluvial Ribbon Aquifers (1 MB).

Notified Plan Change

Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) (446 KB).
Plan Change 5A Map B4 – Lindis Minimum Flow Catchment and Monitoring Site (5 MB).
Plan Change 5A Map B7 – Lindis Minimum Flow Catchment and Monitoring Site (5 MB).
Plan Change 5A Map C5 – Lower Tarras and Lindis Alluvial Ribbon Aquifers (8 MB).
Plan Change 5A Map C6 – Lower Tarras, Bendigo, Argdour Valley and Lindis Alluvial Ribbon Aquifers (7 MB).
Section 32 Evaluation Report – Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) (317 KB).

 

Summary of submissions and full submissions

PC5A Summary of Decisions Requested - Introduction (90 KB)
PC5A Summary of Decisions Requested - List of submitters (including contact details) (94 KB)
PC5A Summary of Decisions Requested – By Submitter (641 KB)
This document summarises the submissions received, grouped by submitter.

PC5A Summary of Decisions Requested – By Provision (507 KB)
This document summarises the submissions received, grouped by provision.

PC5A Summary of Decisions Requested - Beyond the scope of the Plan Change (38 KB)
This document summarises the decisions requested beyond the scope of the plan change

PC5A Summary of Decisions Requested - Full document (1 MB)

 

Full copies of the submissions

Submissions 1 - 10 (2 MB)
Submissions 11 - 20 (2 MB)
Submissions 21 to 30 (4 MB)
Submissions 31 to 40 (4 MB)
Submissions 41 to 50 (2 MB)
Submissions 51 to 60 (10 MB)
Submissions 61 to 70 (2 MB)
Submissions 71 to 80 (4 MB)
Submissions 81 (Late) (486 KB)

Further submissions

PC5A Summary of Decisions Requested - Full document (811 KB)
This document summarises the submissions and further submissions received, grouped by provision.

Further submissions 101 - 106 (1 MB)
Full copies of the further submissions

Hearing material

Evidence presented by Submitters (including expert evidence) can be found here.

Section 42A Report - Decisions Requested by Submitters (494 KB)

Following the hearing, the Hearing Commissioners for Proposed Plan Change 5A (PC 5A) sought legal advice on whether the following requests raised by submitters are within the scope of the plan change:

  • requests to include the Tarras Creek catchment in the Lindis catchment, governed by proposed PC 5A; and
  • requests to provide for transitional arrangements for the introduction of the allocation and minimum flow regime proposed under PC 5A.

The legal opinions can be found below.

Legal opinion matters of scope PC 5A, A. Logan - Inclusion of Tarras Creek (274 KB)
Legal opinion matters of scope PC 5A, A. Logan - Transitional Arrangements (413 KB)
Legal submission on behalf of the Lindis Catchment Group - matters of scope PC 5A, S. Chadwick - (2.33 MB)

 

Background information relating to Plan Change 5A

Background information relating to Plan Change 5A (materials referenced in the Section 32 Evaluation Report, technical data, consultation records and the “Guide to preparing a resource consent application to take surface water including a deemed permit”) can be found here.

Copies of these documents are also available directly from the ORC.

Email: policy@orc.govt.nz

Post: Freepost ORC 497, Otago Regional Council, Private Bag 1954, Dunedin 9054

Fax: (03) 479 0015

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