DRAFT Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change
Input and feedback from 172 key stakeholders, iwi and members of the general public was collected through an informal consultation process between August and December 2015, based on a DRAFT Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change.
These reports outline the feedback received and Council's response:
The DRAFT plan change was ammended based on feedback received and became the PROPOSED Region-Wide Water Quantity Plan Change which was notified for public submissions in October 2016.
Draft Region-Wide Water Quantity Plan Change consultation information - August 2015
NB: This information has been superseded by Proposed Plan Change 9 documents which were notified for public submissions on 18 October 2016.
There are four steps to this plan change process – the first and the one we’re currently in is purely a feedback stage.
We haven’t started a formal process yet – rather this is an opportunity for you to tell us what you think about our proposals, and for us to use that feedback to make changes. We want you to let us know if we are on the right track before we begin the statutory process early next year.
- Step 1: August - December 2015 Informal feedback sought on a DRAFT plan change, to see if we’re on the right track before preparing Proposed Plan Change (no legal effect)
- Step 2: 2016 Proposed plan released for formal submissions
- Step 3: 2017 Council considers submissions and holds hearings before making a decision
- Step 4: 2018 Once any appeals are resolved, the Plan change becomes operative
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions raised at through DRAFT Region-Wide Water Quantity Plan Change consultation are answered on our Frequently Asked Question page.