OSET Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones)
The Regional Council has prepared Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) to the On-Site Effluent Treatment (OSET) Plan to update parts of the plan relating to how your on-site wastewater is dealt with and the effects of this on water quality. If you have an existing septic tank or OSET system these changes could affect you.
Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) was formally notified for public submissions on 27 November 2012. Council received 31 submissions and eight further submissions and hearings have been scheduled as follows:
- Thursday, 13 June 2013 - Bay of Plenty Regional Council Offices, 1123 Te Arawa Street, Rotorua
- Friday, 14 June 2013 - Te Puke War Memorial Hall, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
|27 November 2012||Proposed Plan Change 2 notified for formal submission|
|30 January 2013||Submissions close|
Late February 2013
|Summary of submissions notified|
|11 April 2013||Further submissions close|
|13 & 14 June 2013||Hearings on Submissions|
|Late June 2013||Hearing deliberations|
|August 2013||Decisions released|
The following documents are available to view and download:
On-Site Efflent Treatment Regional Plan - Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones)
Copies of Original Submissions
On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan - Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones)
|General newsletter to affected property owners (November 2012)||250KB, pdf|
|Newsletter to Rotorua property owners (November 2012)||240KB, pdf|
|Frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet - November 2012||186KB, pdf|
|Frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet - September 2012||104KB, pdf|
|Section 32(5) Evaluation Record||202KB, pdf|
|Schedule of Minor Amendments||63KB, pdf|
The Operative OSET Plan has existing provisions to apply financial contributions as a condition of resource consent. Proposed Plan Change 2 seeks to confirm when a financial contribution is payable and how much.
During consultation on the draft plan change communities indicated they wanted alternatives to having to upgrade to an Advanced Wastewater Treatment System where reticulation is not avaliable. The change is to provide homeowners with a fair and equitable way to contribute towards improving lake water quality based on the nitrogen component in their effluent discharge.
The financial contribution is only applicable where there is no reticulation provided, or where approval is given by your district council. The plan change includes maps of reticulation zones.
The table below shows an example of the dollar costs of a financial contribution based on the occupancy allowances in Schedule 6 and a $227 per kilogram nitrogen removal cost. It is noted that no additional cost is payable where an approved nitrogen removal system has been installed. Further explanation can be found in Chapter 6 of Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) document.
|1. Septic tank system of unknown design or standard||$1989||$3978||$4971||$5967|
|2. Modern septic tank system compliant with NZS1547:2012||$1094||$2188||$2734||$3282|
|3. Aerated Wastewater Treatment System||$298||$596||$746||$894|
Contact Bay of Plenty Regional Council:
- for copies of the documents or maps
- for information on septic tank maintenance, nutrient management and reduction options
- for information on the proposed plan change process and provisions
Phone or email:
Contact your district or city council for information on reticulated sewerage schemes:
- Rotorua District Council (phone 07 348 4199)
- Western Bay of Plenty District Council (phone 07 571 8008)
- Whakatane District Council (phone 07 306 0500)
- Opotiki District Council (phone 07 315 3030