Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan

We have amended the Summary of Decisions Requested by Submitters. Sixteen previously omitted submission points have been added and four submission points that were previously incorrectly summarised have been amended.

Further submissions are now invited on the additional and amended submission points in the Addendum to the Summary of Decisions Requested only.

A further submission must be limited to a matter in support of, or in opposition to, an additional or amended submission point in the Addendum.
Further submissions must be received by Environment Southland by 5.00 pm, Friday 24 February 2017.

For further detail, please see the public notice, and download the addendum and a further submission form below.

Next steps

In 2017, further submissions will be considered by the hearing panel, along with all the original submissions. The hearings will get underway mid-year. This is the time when those submitters who indicated they wanted to be heard, have the opportunity to speak to the panel. The hearings are a public process and any person is able to attend, even if they are not speaking.

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Download the proposed plan here

Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan - Part A (PDF, 2.9MB)

Late submissions - decisions

On 10 October 2016, Rob van Voorthuysen, Chair of the hearing panel on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan, decided that the five submissions received late will be considered as valid submissions on the proposed Plan.

Read the full decision

On 15 December 2016, Rob van Voorthuysen declined Transpower New Zealand Limited's application to lodge a late submission on the proposed Plan.

 Read the full decision

On 8 February 2016, Rob van Voorthuysen accepted a number of late further submissions, and declined a late primary submission from Mr Abe de Wolde.

Read the full decision

Farm environmental management plans

Got more than 20ha of land?

Under the proposed plan you'll need to prepare a farm environmental management plan.

Good management practices form part of this plan – find out more about them and download our range of factsheets.

Physiographic zones

Heard about them but not sure what they are?

In a nutshell, physiographic zones are areas with similar characteristics that affect water quality. 

See Physiographics of Southland for more information.

Find out more

Find out more about the Water and Land Plan.

Download our information booklet, Shaping the new plan (PDF, 1.3MB).

Read the news article about the consultation process.

Page reviewed: 16 Feb 2017 9:08am