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TANK Plan Change (PC 9)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is proposing to add new rules to the Regional Resource Management Plan to manage water quality and quantity for the Tūtaekurī, Ahuriri, Ngaruroro and Karamū (TANK) catchments.

The TANK plan change includes rules that affect how land will be used and will establish limits for the taking (abstraction) of water.

  • Submissions on the TANK Plan Change closed in mid August.  HortNZ lodged a submission, along with almost 250 others.
  • HortNZ also made a further submission in November 2020.
  • Hearings took place in May and June this year (2021). HortNZ presented at the hearing, and be called  expert evidence to support the main points made in its submissions. 

Click here for a summary of the notified TANK provisions and HortNZ's submission

A decision on the TANK plan change is expected in the New Year.