Proposed Plan Change 5 (Lake Okareka) and 6
On 17 September 2009, Council's Policy and Planning
Committee withdrew Proposed Plan Change 5 - Rule 14 (Lake Okareka)
and Proposed Plan Change 6 - Rule 15 (Lake Okaro) to the Bay of
Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan in accordance with Schedule 1,
Clause 8D of the Resource Management Act 1991.
Bayof Plenty Regional Council received legal advice
that both Plan Changes were unworkable in their notified form
(problems included: confusing wording, variables around Nutrient
Discharge Allowances and there were some fundamental drafting and
LakeOkareka and Okaro remain regulated under
Rule 11 of the
Regional Water and Land Plan.
Policy on managing and reducing nutrient
discharges (from land use) relating to the lakes of the Rotorua
district is being considered in the development of The Next Regional Policy