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ORC notifies Water Permits plan change for submissions

1 April 2020

1 April 20 UPDATE: “In acknowledgement of the pressures of Covid-19 being felt throughout the community, ORC’s Chief Executive Sarah Gardner has extended the submission period for the Water Permits Plan Change to the 4 May, 2020.

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Update on Arrow and Cardrona consultations

27 March 2020

Our plan was to come back to your community to discuss options to manage these water bodies by the end of March. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone these meetings.

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Update on the proposed Water Permits Plan Change

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.

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Otago’s Regional Policy Statement Roadshow

10 March 2020

Thanks to everyone who took our survey about what should be in Otago's new Regional Policy Statement. Next we're inviting you to come and speak to your Councillors and ORC staff about your thoughts on the RPS.

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Our decision to request a call-in on our plan changes

28 February 2020

This week we, as your Regional Councillors, voted on whether to request that our Water Permits Plan Change and Water Quality Plan Change (formerly known as “Omnibus”) be called in by the Minister for the Environment.

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ORC to request Ministerial ‘call-in’ of upcoming plan changes

26 February 2020

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) voted today to request that Minister for the Environment Hon. David Parker exercise his authority to ‘call in’ upcoming proposed plan changes to the Regional Plan for Otago: Water and Regional Plan for Otago: Waste and refer them either directly to the Environment Court or to a Board of Inquiry.

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