Flood Protection Management Bylaw Review

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Otago Regional Council (ORC) provides flood protection and land drainage across around thousands of acres of rural and urban land in Otago.

We’ve recently reviewed the Flood Protection Management Bylaw, the regulation that safeguards flood protection and land drainage assets owned or managed by ORC.

The Bylaw protects important assets that shield people, property, and livelihoods from experiencing the full effects of flood events. It controls the type of activities that can be carried out near these important assets, and outlines when people need to speak with ORC, and gain ‘written permission’ to do works.

We’re proposing some amendments and additions to the Bylaw and the areas covered by the Bylaw and carrying out consultation.

We’re required to review the Bylaw every 10 years under the Local Government Act 2002, so it’s important that we get this review right.

The submission period was open until 12pm Monday, 2 May 2022. This consultation is now closed.



Learn more about the Flood Protection Management Bylaw Review here.

You can also use the map below to find out if your property is affected by the Flood Protection Management Bylaw.

If you have any questions, please call 0800 474 082 or email floodbylawreview@orc.govt.nz.


This consultation is now closed.



Otago Regional Council (ORC) provides flood protection and land drainage across around thousands of acres of rural and urban land in Otago.

We’ve recently reviewed the Flood Protection Management Bylaw, the regulation that safeguards flood protection and land drainage assets owned or managed by ORC.

The Bylaw protects important assets that shield people, property, and livelihoods from experiencing the full effects of flood events. It controls the type of activities that can be carried out near these important assets, and outlines when people need to speak with ORC, and gain ‘written permission’ to do works.

We’re proposing some amendments and additions to the Bylaw and the areas covered by the Bylaw and carrying out consultation.

We’re required to review the Bylaw every 10 years under the Local Government Act 2002, so it’s important that we get this review right.

The submission period was open until 12pm Monday, 2 May 2022. This consultation is now closed.



Learn more about the Flood Protection Management Bylaw Review here.

You can also use the map below to find out if your property is affected by the Flood Protection Management Bylaw.

If you have any questions, please call 0800 474 082 or email floodbylawreview@orc.govt.nz.


This consultation is now closed.



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