Change 4 - Omnibus

Plan Change 4 is operative.  You can view information relating to the development of Plan Change 4 below. To read the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (including any changes made as a result of Plan Change 4 click here.

Plan Change 4 introduces new policies and rules into the region-wide section of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan. The plan change includes new provisions to:

  • Protect riverbed and lake habitats where inanga spawn
  • Prevent activities encroaching into the beds of Canterbury’s braided rivers
  • Require operators of reticulated stormwater systems to manage the quality of stormwater entering the reticulated network
  • Protect Community Drinking Water supplies


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7. Plan operative
Plan Change 4 was made operative on 11 March 2017. The operative Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan is available here.

Key impacts of the Plan Change 4

View our video clips on the key impacts of Plan Change 4 (Omnibus).  Click here for more information on the Land & Regional Water Plan.