Wise Response has submitted to the Otago Regional Council’s Proposed Plan Change 6AA to change the Water Quality Plan.
Essentially discharge standards and water quality limits and targets were agreed in 2014 after exhaustive Environment supervised mediation with all. These were to be meet by 1 April 2020, or resource consents would need to be applied for.
The Plan Change Proposal is to change that compliance date from 1 April 2020 to 1 April 2026.
We argue that that is not good enough and that we need to find a way to hold the current line as best we can. We need to also be convinced that the current plan is so dysfunctional – as claimed.
The submission is available as a PDF: WR Submission to Proposed Plan Change Final