Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement 2021

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Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement 2021

ORC has notified a Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement 2021. This document sets the direction for future management of our region’s natural and physical resources.

It sets out what we want for Otago, what’s stopping us achieving this, and how we will solve those problems.

The RPS identifies the significant resource management issues for the region. It also explains how national direction on resource management will be applied in the Otago context and provides direction on how to balance potentially conflicting requirements.

The RPS doesn’t contain rules. Instead it provides high-level guidance by way of policies and objectives and establishes the framework for Otago's regional and district plans in which resource management policies, objectives and rules will sit.

Read the proposed RPS and download a submission form here.

27/8/21 Update

ORC has received some requests to extend the submissions time frame for the Proposed RPS 21. We acknowledge that the sudden shift into Level 4 lockdown on 17 August has presented some challenges for everyone, including those who wish to submit on the Proposed RPS 21.

At this time, ORC is not extending the time frames for submissions. As an alternative, ORC suggests that if you make a submission after the closing date, you do so with a request for a time waiver for lateness. Staff will recommend to the Commission hearing the RPS that late submissions be accepted (provided they are received before we notify the Summary of Decisions Requested) on the basis that no person would have been disadvantaged.

When we notified the Propose RPS 21, we provided an additional 10 working days, to account for any unanticipated events, such as a full lockdown, occurring. This means the period for receiving submissions is 50 working days, more than is required by the Resource Management Act 1991 and any of the government consultations underway when lockdown started.

Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement 2021

ORC has notified a Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement 2021. This document sets the direction for future management of our region’s natural and physical resources.

It sets out what we want for Otago, what’s stopping us achieving this, and how we will solve those problems.

The RPS identifies the significant resource management issues for the region. It also explains how national direction on resource management will be applied in the Otago context and provides direction on how to balance potentially conflicting requirements.

The RPS doesn’t contain rules. Instead it provides high-level guidance by way of policies and objectives and establishes the framework for Otago's regional and district plans in which resource management policies, objectives and rules will sit.

Read the proposed RPS and download a submission form here.

27/8/21 Update

ORC has received some requests to extend the submissions time frame for the Proposed RPS 21. We acknowledge that the sudden shift into Level 4 lockdown on 17 August has presented some challenges for everyone, including those who wish to submit on the Proposed RPS 21.

At this time, ORC is not extending the time frames for submissions. As an alternative, ORC suggests that if you make a submission after the closing date, you do so with a request for a time waiver for lateness. Staff will recommend to the Commission hearing the RPS that late submissions be accepted (provided they are received before we notify the Summary of Decisions Requested) on the basis that no person would have been disadvantaged.

When we notified the Propose RPS 21, we provided an additional 10 working days, to account for any unanticipated events, such as a full lockdown, occurring. This means the period for receiving submissions is 50 working days, more than is required by the Resource Management Act 1991 and any of the government consultations underway when lockdown started.

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