Change 4 - Omnibus

Plan Change 4 - Omnibus is operative.

You can view information relating to its development below or the full Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) including any changes made as a result of Plan Change 4.

Plan Change 4 introduces new policies and rules into the region-wide section of the LWRP, including new provisions to:

  • protect riverbed and lake habitats where inanga spawn
  • prevent activities encroaching into the beds of Canterbury’s braided rivers
  • require operators of reticulated stormwater systems to manage the quality of stormwater entering the reticulated network
  • protect community drinking water supplies.


Plan Change 4 has been developed and is under review.

Public notification

Plan Change 4 has been publicly notified.


Submissions to Plan Change 4 closed on 12 October 2015.


Hearings commenced on 3 March 2016 - 17 March 2016.


Council made a decision.


Council's decisions were publicly notified and the appeals period has ended.

Plan operative

Council has made Plan Change 4 to the Land and Water Regional Plan operative from 11 March 2017.

Current stage

Plan operative~~

Plan Change 4 was made operative on 11 March 2017. Read the full Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.

Previous stages


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Submitter Documents

Key impacts of the Plan Change 4

View our video clips on the key impacts of Plan Change 4 (Omnibus). Click here for more information on the Land & Regional Water Plan.