Otago Regional Council Plan Changes 1, 7 & 8

Public notification - submissions - interested parties - hearings - decision

The Otago Regional Council has proposed two plan changes to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago; namely Plan Change 7 (Water Permits) and Plan Change 8 (Water Quality) and has proposed a third plan change to the Regional Plan: Waste for Otago; namely Plan Change 1 (Dust Suppressants & Landfills).

In April 2020, the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. David Parker, at the request of the Otago Regional Council ‘called-in’ the proposed plan changes and referred them to the Environment Court for decision. 

The Environment Court has accepted a notice of motion subsequently filed by the Otago Regional Council and the court must now give a decision on the provisions and matters raised in submissions in accordance with s 149U of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Note: Plan Changes 1 and 8 are also referred to as the “omnibus” plan change by the Otago Regional Council and others.

  • Becoming a Party

    Find out how to become a party to the Environment Court proceedings.

  • Plan Change 7

    Find more information about the Environment Court proceedings relating to Otago Regional Council proposed Plan Change 7.

  • Plan Change 8

    Find more information about the Environment Court proceedings relating to Otago Regional Council proposed Plan Change 8.

  • Plan Change 1

    Find more information about the Environment Court proceedings relating to Otago Regional Council proposed Plan Change 1.

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