Farm rules

  Request for a timeline extension for Plan Change 7 and Plan Change 2

The Minister for the Environment has approved an extension of time, until 9 December 2021, for the Council to make its decisions on proposed Plan Change 7 and proposed Plan Change 2.

 Some of the information on this page as well as linked documents may be out of date as a result of the Essential Freshwater Package introduced in September 2020.

Environment Canterbury is currently in the process of updating all relevant documentation. If you have any queries please contact Customer Services on 0800 324 636.

Regional farm rules

View the Farmers Guide to Environment Canterbury Rules (PDF File, 3.74MB). Please note, that for some activities, sub-regional rules apply.

View the Domestic and Stock Water Take Factsheet (PDF File, 2.22MB)

What rules apply to me?

Select your zone to find out about farming rules specific to you.

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