Water and Land Plan

What we do on the land affects our water.

As a regional council we have a responsibility to ensure the region’s natural resources are sustainably managed so that they are available for future generations to use and enjoy.

Maintaining and improving Southland’s water quality is our biggest challenge and first priority.

The proposed Southland Water and Land Plan seeks to address activities that are known to have a significant effect on water quality, such as land use intensification, urban discharges, wintering and stock exclusion from waterways.

Find out more about the decisions version of the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan that was notified on 4 April 2018 here.