Appeals on the Water Management Plan have now been resolved and the Plan has been made operative.
Resulting from this resolution are amendments to Rules 12.4.3 and 12.4.6. The effect of these amendments is to ensure that it is not a permitted activity under Rule 12.4.3 to take or divert water from a drain if that drain is formed within a wetland included in Schedule 1 or 2 of the Land and Riverbed Management Plan (or Proposed Land and Water Plan), or within 25m of such a wetland. The diversion of water is to be managed as a discretionary activity. These amendments are consistent with the approach finalised in the Land and Riverbed Management Plan.
Note that the Water Management Plan has been merged into the Proposed Land and Water Plan as of September 2010. Until the Proposed Land and Water Plan becomes operative the most stringent provision applies.
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