Proposed Plan Change 7

Proposed Plan Change 7 has been developed to respond to emerging resource management issues, to give effect to relevant national direction, to implement recommendations from the Hinds Drains’ Working Party, and to implement recommendations in the Waimakariri and Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (OTOP) Zone Implementation Programme Addenda (ZIPA).

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The Section 42A Report is now available. For further information on the hearing, including Minute 3 that details a delay in the hearing timetable in response to the COVID-19 emergency, please refer to the Independent Hearing Commissioner Documents.

View the Plan Change (Select the plan change at the top left of the window) and all of the relevant documents in the drop-downs below.

Plan Change 2 

A consequential change to the Waimakariri River Regional Plan (WRRP) accompanies this plan change. Access documents relating to Proposed Plan Change 2 to the WRRP

1. Review 

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2. Public notification
Proposed Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (Changes to Planning Maps)

How to read the maps

Below you can find all maps related to Plan Change 7. The map index will help you to find your map by location. The numbers correspond to the map links below. 

Map index

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Supporting documents and technical reports
Part A – Omnibus Supporting Documents
Ngāi Tahu outcomes
Hinds Drains Working Party recommendations
Managed aquifer recharge
Schedule 17 (Salmon spawning sites)
Part B – Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (OTOP)
Cultural assessment
Recognising and protecting cultural values in the Orari, Temuka, Opihi and Pareora Zone. Environment Canterbury, Christchurch, New ZealandCarmichael, L, Davison, C (2017) Ecan
The Cultural Health of the Opihi CatchmentTipa, G. (2018) Tipa and Associates Ltd, working with Te Runanga o Arowhenua
Maori rock art and associated freshwater taonga protection: A sensitivity-based knowledge convergence approachGyopari, M., Symon, A., Tipa, G. (2019) Earth Mind Limited, Ngai Tahu Maori Rock Art Trust and Tipa Associates
Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora Zone Current State Economic Assessment. Sanderson, K., Williams, J., Fareti, N. (2018). BERL
Agricultural production under proposed OTOP Zone flow regimes: Methodology and results. Dark A, Bright J, (2018). Aqualinc Research Limited.
Economic Assessment of the Healthy Catchments Project Proposed Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA). Harris, S. (2019). Land and Water People, Christchurch, New Zealand
Current state of the groundwater resource in the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (OTOP) ZoneZarour, H., Aitchison-Earl, P., Scott, M., Peaver, L., DeSilva, N. (2016). ECan
Groundwater technical report to support the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora limit-setting process.Rosado, C. (2019). ECan
OTOP Inland Basins Current State ModelDurney, p., Calder-Steele, Aitchinson-Earl, Dodson
An Integrated Hydrological Model for the Orari Plains, CanterburyDurney, p., Calder-Steele, Aitchinson-Earl, Dodson
Orari Plains Water Quality AddendumDurney, p., Calder-Steele, Aitchinson-Earl, Dodson
Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora scenario modellingDurney, p., Calder-Steele, Aitchinson-Earl, Dodson
Technical Overview
Zone Committee
Part C – Waimakariri
Technical overview
Waimakariri Land and Water Solutions Technical Assessment Overview.Etheridge, Z. and Whalen, M, Ecan
Cultural assessment
Community Engagement
Summary of Comparative Analysis of the WRRP and CLWRP. Incite Ltd memorandum to Environment CanterburyFenemor, A. and McCallum Clark, M. Incite
Waimakariri Zone Freshwater Management UnitsPicken, A.; Stapleton, J and Dodson, M. Ecan
Water quantity (surface water and GW)
3. Submissions
Summary of Decisions Requested

Summary of Decisions Requested

The Summary of Decisions Requested by Submitters incorporating Further Submissions on Proposed Plan Change 7 to the LWRP is now available:

Please contact Customer Service at or call 0800 324 636 if you have any questions about the Summary of Decisions Requested.

Read the full public notice – Second Addendum to the Summary of Decisions Requested (PDF File, 46.83KB)

Read the full public notice – Addendum to the Summary of Decisions Requested (PDF File, 38.54KB)

Original submissions
X, Y, Z
Further submissions

SubmissionsSubmitter ID
Adaptive Management Working Group 385
As One Incorporated 387
Avon-Otakaro Network 91
Central South Island Fish and Game Council 351
Christchurch City Council 337
Combined Canterbury Provinces, Federated Farmers of New Zealand430
Combined Canterbury Provinces, Federated Farmers of New Zealand - Further submission on Second Addendum 430
Dairy Holdings Limited415
DairyNZ 357
Ellesmere Sustainable Agriculture Incorporated 207
Ellesmere Sustainable Agriculture Incorporated 207
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited 416
Fulton Hogan Limited 428
Genesis 422
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga 331
Horticulture New Zealand 356
Knightlea Limited 368
Lands and Survey (South) Limited 570
Larundel Dairy Partnership 179
Meridian Energy Limited 346
Meridian Energy Limited (Christchurch) - Further submission on Second Addendum 346
Mulligan M, Kerse I, Kingston N 384
New Zealand Defence Force 344
New Zealand Pork - Further submission on Second Addendum 167
New Zealand Pork Industry Board 167
Nga Runanga 423
Opihi Flow and Allocation Working Party 382
Opuha Water Limited 381
Paul Smith Earthmoving 2002 Limited 571
Pineleigh Farm Limited. and D. Ashby 372
Potatoes New Zealand 404
Rangitata South Irrigation Limited 235
Rangitata South Irrigation Limited - Further Submission on 2nd Addendum 235
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated 472
SOL Screening and Crushing Limited 569
Te Runanga O Arowhenua & Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu 424
Temuka Catchment Group Incorporated 319
Temuka Catchment Working Party318
Timaru District Council 292
Todd Property Pegasus Town Limited 427
W J Winter & Sons Limited 177
Waimakariri Group 171
Waimakariri Irrigation Limited 349
Waimakariri Irrigation Limited - Further Submission on Second Addendum349
Waimakariri Next Generation Farmers Trust 425

4. Hearings~~
Independent Hearing Commissioner Documents~~