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Otago Regional Water Plan - opportunity for feedback

30 October 2017

The quality of our lakes and rivers, monitoring and future use were highlighted as areas of importance in the Upper Clutha Conservation Report, Upper Clutha Transport Report, Arrowtown and Glenorchy Community Reports and Queenstown Transport.  ORC are currently changing their Water Plan.  Please see the information below on how you can get involved. 

 

We are developing a change to Otago’s Regional Plan Water (Water Plan) to manage the amount of water in the Clutha/Mata-au, its lakes and main upper catchment tributaries. This includes setting minimum flows and allocation limits for the Clutha/Mata-au, Kawarau and Hawea Rivers and levels and allocation limits for Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan and Roxburgh.

Before we notify a proposed plan change to the Water Plan, we are holding a series of three community consultation sessions over the coming months to develop the plan change. The feedback we receive from the community at these sessions will help us develop the plan change.

The first sessions are between 22 November and 5 December 2017, where we will be asking what’s important for you about the Clutha/Mata-au, Kawarau and Hawea Rivers and Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan and Roxburgh and the availability of water for diverse uses and values. At the start of each session there will be a brief presentation, and following that ORC staff will be available to talk one to one with people. 

SESSION DETAILS:

 

Queenstown

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Copthorne Lakefront Hotel

88 Frankton Road

1.30-3.30pm or 6.30-8.30pm

 

 

 

Wanaka

Thursday 23 November 2017

Lake Wanaka Centre

89 Ardmore Street

1.30-3.30pm or 6.30-8.30pm

 

 

 

Cromwell

Monday 27 November 2017

The Gate

6 Barry Avenue

6.30-8.30pm

 

 

Alexandra

Tuesday 28 November 2017

The Cellar Door

143 Centennial Avenue

1.30-3.30pm or 6.30-8.30pm

 

Roxburgh

Monday 4 December 2017

Roxburgh Memorial Hall

120 Scotland Street

6.30-8.30pm

 

 

Balclutha

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Rosebank Lodge

265 Clyde Street

1.30-3.30pm or 6.30-8.30pm

 

If you can’t attend a session, you can check out the information online and submit your feedback there from 22 November or by post (Private Bag 1954, Dunedin 9054). To account for the upcoming holiday season, feedback closes at
5pm on Friday 19 January 2018. 

For more information go to www.orc.govt.nz/clutha, call 0800 474 082, or email [email protected].

Your feedback on what is important to you will help us develop options for the plan change.  We will consult with you again on these options, and again on a preferred option, before we notify a plan change to the Water Plan.

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The Queenstown Lakes District is a unique area facing unique challenges.  Many agencies and individuals are focused on the problems of today. Without knowing where we want to go, how can we move in the right direction? 

Shaping our Future was formed to put communities at the forefront of shaping tomorrows future today.  We invite you to support us in creating a better future for our children, grandchildren and beyond.  We look to the long term - where do we want to be in 30, 40, 50 years?  Our process is designed to put in place actions to achieving our vision.

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