Plan Change 7

The Otago Regional Council has proposed a plan change to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago (the "Water Plan").  Known as Plan Change 7 (PC7), the plan change proposes provisions to manage the replacement of deemed permits (also known as ‘mining privileges’) expiring in 2021 and any other existing water permits expiring prior to 31 December 2025.  The Plan Change also establishes a requirement for short duration consents for all new water permits.

This is one of two proposed plan changes to the Water Plan that have been referred by the Minister for the Environment to the Environment Court for decision.  The other being Plan Change 8 (PC 8).

  • Hearings

    Find out about the Environment Court's hearings for Otago Regional Council's proposed Plan Change 7 (Water Permits).

  • Notice of Court Events

    Find notices of pre-hearing conferences, mediation, expert conferencing and hearings issued by the Environment Court. These notices tell you where and when events are being held.

  • Court Communications

    Find minutes and decisions of the Environment Court.

  • Party Correspondence

    Find correspondence filed by the parties seeking general directions or orders (i.e. decisions) from the court.

  • Parties, Submissions & Further Submissions

    Find notices filed by those wishing to become a party to the court proceedings and copies of submissions and further submissions on proposed Plan Change 7.

  • Important Documents

    Find important documents produced by the Environmental Protection Authority, Otago Regional Council and others relevant to Otago Regional Council proposed Plan Change 7.

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