Have your say on the future of Otago’s natural and physical resources

Otago is New Zealand's second largest region, boasting a diverse landscape from rugged coastlines to spectacular mountains and alpine lakes. From talking to Otago’s communities, we know that you value clean air and water, unique and diverse landscapes, flora and fauna and thriving communities. Sometimes there are issues standing in the way of being able to achieve all those values.

ORC is responsible for managing Otago’s land, coast, air and water resources on behalf of the community, for our future. The Regional Policy Statement (RPS) sets direction for what people and communities can and cannot do when using these natural resources, or when they are subdividing or developing land.

Otago’s Regional Policy Statement (RPS) seeks to identify these unique resources and set out a way to manage them. To help us develop a new RPS, we’d love to know which Otago natural or physical resources you value or have concerns about. This could include topics related to air, the coast, landuse, freshwater, biodiversity, hazards, natural character and/or urban development and will help us identify the significant resource management issues for the whole region.

We’ve also made a start on some suggestions for key issues our region is facing and want to hear what you think.

Take the online survey before 5pm on 25 February.

Otago is New Zealand's second largest region, boasting a diverse landscape from rugged coastlines to spectacular mountains and alpine lakes. From talking to Otago’s communities, we know that you value clean air and water, unique and diverse landscapes, flora and fauna and thriving communities. Sometimes there are issues standing in the way of being able to achieve all those values.

ORC is responsible for managing Otago’s land, coast, air and water resources on behalf of the community, for our future. The Regional Policy Statement (RPS) sets direction for what people and communities can and cannot do when using these natural resources, or when they are subdividing or developing land.

Otago’s Regional Policy Statement (RPS) seeks to identify these unique resources and set out a way to manage them. To help us develop a new RPS, we’d love to know which Otago natural or physical resources you value or have concerns about. This could include topics related to air, the coast, landuse, freshwater, biodiversity, hazards, natural character and/or urban development and will help us identify the significant resource management issues for the whole region.

We’ve also made a start on some suggestions for key issues our region is facing and want to hear what you think.

Take the online survey before 5pm on 25 February.