Find out more on our consultation page for the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan.
Southland councillors agreed to notify the proposed Southland Water and Land
Plan at a meeting last week.
Southland Water and Land Plan has reached a significant milestone and is the
culmination of many years work with our partners Te Ao Marama Inc, our
communities and industries,” Environment Southland chief executive Rob Phillips
The main aim
of the Plan is to address activities that are known to have a significant
impact on water quality, such as - land use intensification, wintering and
stock in waterways.
through our monitoring that there are some areas with declining water quality,
and we are seeing increasing pressure on our water resources from water takes.
Many of the new provisions in the plan will mean a change in the way water and
land in Southland is managed, but now is the time to address these issues,” Mr
have built on the physiographic zones science, and your feedback from our
engagement period last year. This provides a more targeted approach to tackling
Southland’s water quality and quantity issues. The plan includes new
provisions for new and increased dairy farming, intensive winter grazing, stock
access to water, farm environmental management plans and cultivation.
Southland Water and Land Plan combines provisions from the Transitional
Regional Plan, Regional Effluent Land Application Plan and Regional Water Plan
into one document. Many of the provisions incorporated from these plans are
unchanged and some have had only minor changes made to them.
Get a copy of
the plan from our website. You can submit on any part of the plan and you have
until Monday 1st August to lodge your submission. There are a number of ways
you can do this.
Environment Southland, Private Bag 90116, Invercargill 9840
North Road and Price Street, Waikiwi, Invercargill
information booklet, ‘
Shaping the new plan’ is available and outlines how your
feedback from the engagement period last year has been used to help develop the