As a regional council we have a responsibility to ensure the region’s natural resources are sustainably managed so that they are available for future generations to use and enjoy. Maintaining and improving Southland’s water quality is our biggest challenge and first priority.
The proposed Southland Water and Land Plan seeks to address activities that are known to have a significant effect on water quality, such as land use intensification, wintering and stock exclusion from waterways. Download the plan below or click here to read more about how the plan was formed.
ES Opening – Answers to supplementary questions
ES Opening – Answers to pre-circulated questions
Report - Section 32 Evaluation Report
Report - Section 32 Evaluation Report - Supporting Documents
Report - Section 42A hearing report
Report - Section 42A hearing report - Appendix D
Hearing panel questions on section 42A report
Report - Proposed Plan with section 42A recommendations in track changes
Report - Water Quality in Southland - Current State and Trends - April 2017
Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan - Part A
Q and A - Answer - ES - Hodson memoranda questions
Question - Legal advice on Physiographic Zone maps
After each hearing week, audio recordings, submitter documents and any documents council has provided at the hearing will be available on the website. Click on the tile below to find these updates.
Information for submitters
All submissions and evidence from submitters can be found on the website. Click on the tile blow to access this area.
If you haven't been to a hearing before and want to find out what to expect then take a look at the video.
If you are a submitter and have questions or concerns, please get in touch with one of the Hearings Administrators, Carmen Russell or Denise McKay.
Phone: 0800 76 88 45
Video: Tips for submitters