Vision for Otago

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ORC is our region’s lead organisation for environmental management. We set environmental policies and rules to protect Otago’s water, land and air. We also respond to pollution events and take a lead role in pest management. We have an active role in minimising risks from natural hazards, making sure you’re safe when on the water along our coast and on our lakes and rivers, and we provide public transport in Dunedin and Queenstown. We also provide support to community groups for environmental enhancement.

Earlier this year, we invited the community to tell us what they wanted for our region. We used this information to work with our councillors and came up with vision statements for Otago to inform what ORC should deliver as a regional council. Now we want your feedback – have we got it right and is there anything we missed?

These vision statements are an important part of our ten-year planning process (Long-term plan, or LTP) because when we know what you want Otago to be like, we can plan better to deliver it.

Once we have your input on what your vision for Otago is, we will develop up work programmes, performance targets and projected budgets. You’ll have another chance early next year to have your say on the details of our proposed ten-year work plan before it gets approved by our councillors.


Help us set the right vision for our region, because when we know your vision for Otago, we can plan better to make it happen.

Survey closes 5pm, 6 July 2020



ORC is our region’s lead organisation for environmental management. We set environmental policies and rules to protect Otago’s water, land and air. We also respond to pollution events and take a lead role in pest management. We have an active role in minimising risks from natural hazards, making sure you’re safe when on the water along our coast and on our lakes and rivers, and we provide public transport in Dunedin and Queenstown. We also provide support to community groups for environmental enhancement.

Earlier this year, we invited the community to tell us what they wanted for our region. We used this information to work with our councillors and came up with vision statements for Otago to inform what ORC should deliver as a regional council. Now we want your feedback – have we got it right and is there anything we missed?

These vision statements are an important part of our ten-year planning process (Long-term plan, or LTP) because when we know what you want Otago to be like, we can plan better to deliver it.

Once we have your input on what your vision for Otago is, we will develop up work programmes, performance targets and projected budgets. You’ll have another chance early next year to have your say on the details of our proposed ten-year work plan before it gets approved by our councillors.


Help us set the right vision for our region, because when we know your vision for Otago, we can plan better to make it happen.

Survey closes 5pm, 6 July 2020