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Regional Plan Changes for Otago- Omnibus Plan Change


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 21200123
Tender Name : Regional Plan Changes for Otago- Omnibus Plan Change
Reference # :
Open Date : Thursday, 27 June 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Friday, 26 July 2019 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 77000000 - Environmental Services
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 93000000 - Politics and Civic Affairs Services
  • Otago
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Sylvie Leduc - Senior Policy Analyst
(03) 474-0827
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is an invitation to submit proposals for leading the development of a plan change (Omnibus Plan Change) to ensure that the Otago Regional Council’s Water Plan is fit for purpose until 2025.

Otago Regional Council wishes to notify, by March 2020, an omnibus plan change seeking to strengthen and improve the Regional Plans: Water and Waste for Otago to ensure they are fit for purpose until 2025, by which time a proposed plan will be notified following a full review.

The Omnibus Plan Change is to focus on the following:
• Strengthening rules on farm effluent management;
• Clarifying the rule setting nitrogen leaching rates (Rule 12.C.1.3 of the Regional Plan: Water);
• Clarifying the policy framework for the management of all discharges (Policies 7.B, 7.C and 7.D of the Regional Plan: Water).
• Consideration of defining “regionally important infrastructure” in the context of the protection of regionally significant wetlands (Policy 10.4.2 of the Regional Plan: Water);
• Reviewing Rule 6.6.2 of the Regional Plan: Waste, permitting the discharge of oil-based dust suppressant on road;
• Resolving conflicts between the Regional Plan: Waste and the Regional Plan: Water
• Reviewing requirements for the installation and maintenance of sediment traps.
As appropriate, this plan change may also include changes supporting the implementation of Rule

ORC needs support from (an) experienced planning expert(s) to develop the plan change on the matters above in accordance with RMA requirements and planning good practices, including:
1. Carrying out appropriate consultation processes;
2. Co-ordinating expert advice to support the plan change’s evaluation;
3. Preparation of the proposed plan provisions or amendments;
4. Preparation of the Section 32 Evaluation Report.