Media release

Update on the proposed Water Permits Plan Change

Friday 13 March 2020

You may have seen in the Otago Daily Times that ORC councillors agreed at a council meeting earlier this week to notify the Water Permits Plan Change on 18 March.

The plan change proposes an objective, policies and rules that manage the replacement of deemed permits with water permits, and the replacement of expiring water permits. It also facilitates the transition from the Regional Plan: Water for Otago to a new “fit for purpose” Land and Water Regional Plan.

You can read the paper presented to council and the details of the proposed plan change here.