Hurunui Waiau River Regional Plan Change 1

Environment Canterbury (ECan) have notified Plan Change 1 (PC1) to the Hurunui Waiau River Regional Plan and are inviting submissions on the proposed plan change.

PC1 proposes several changes to the existing plan. The changes set out the definition of dryland farming and the conditions that need to be met in order for dryland farmers to qualify as a permitted activity. It also defines change of land use, winter grazing, and other terms that are not unique to dryland farming.

Have your say

ECan are inviting submissions on the proposed plan change. Submissions close at 5pm on 31 May 2019. Submissions can be sent in by email to; or a hardcopy can be mailed to PO Box 345, Christchurch, 8140.

Information on the change can be found at:

The proposed changes and section 32 report, which explains the reasoning behind the proposed rules, can be found at the bottom of the page under Public Notifications:

Providing feedback

Beef + Lamb New Zealand will be providing feedback on the proposed plan change and encourage farmers to do the same. If you would like to make a submission on the proposed changes and would like some guidance, check out our video for tips and info, or get in touch with us.

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