On-site Effluent Treatment (Plan Change 14)
Available for comment
Draft Plan Change 14 (On-Site Effluent Treatment - OSET) is available for comment from Tuesday 31 July 2018.
The comment period closes at on Friday 26 October 2018.
View the draft change and supporting documents
What is Draft Plan Change 14 all about?
Draft Plan Change 14 will include policies and rules to manage the safe treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater into the Regional Natural Resources Plan. The plan change covers septic tanks, greywater, composting toilets and aerated wastewater systems.
The new provisions will eventually replace the existing On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan and will be incorporated into Regional Natural Resources Plan. The On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan will be withdrawn when Plan Change 14 is operative.
What is the legal status of Draft Plan Change 14?
The Draft Plan Change document is for community consultation has no legal effect. We want to know what the community thinks about the draft rules, and resolve any concerns before the rules are enforced. Feedback on the Draft Plan Change will be used to develop a Proposed Plan Change.
Proposed Plan Change 14 will be publicly notified in mid-2019. At that stage, the new rules will have legal weight. Council can decide to delay when new rules will be enforced.
Under section 79 of the Resource Management Act 1991, the rules in the current Operative On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan will remain in force while the draft is being considered.
Ruth Feist (Team Leader – Integrated Planning) firstname.lastname@example.org ph 0800 884 881 ext 9351