Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan


Original submissions

All original submissions on the proposed Plan can be found here.

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

On 7 March 2017, the hearing panel members agreed that no conflict of interest exists for councillors Rodway, McCallum and Roy in their appointment as hearing panel members.

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: 10 Mar 2017 12:01pm