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On-site Wastewater

Plan Change for On-Site Wastewater

  • Status: Operative 1 October 2012 for 'Change 3' operative 8 November 2014 for 'Variation 3'
  • Date notified: 13 July 2011
  • Date of decisions: 6 June 2012

'Change 3' amended rules in the Hawke's Bay Regional Resource Management Plan (RRMP).

'Variation 3' amended similar rules in the proposed Hawke's Bay Regional Coastal Environment Plan (pRCEP).

A hearing of submissions was held on 29 April 2012. Council decisions were issued on 6 June 2012. No Appeals were lodged.

The rules now adopt a more refined approach which focuses on locations where discharges from wastewater systems present a higher risk to the environment – such as sloping sections or near waterways. The new rules also contain a lot more detail about how wastewater systems must be designed, and what the Council's expectations are. More information about the purpose and contents of Change 3 can be found in the information sheet.

If you have any questions about Change 3 (or Variation 3) that are not explained in the information sheet please contact Charlotte Drury on (06) 833 8058 or​​

Relevant Documents

Operative Version of Change 3
Change 3 Information Sheet
Decision Documents (June 2012)
Proposed Change 3 and Variation 3 Document (including s32 report)


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