The Regional Plan for Discharges to Land (PDF 489 KB) became operative on 17 December 1999.

Plan Change 1 to the Regional Plan for Discharges to Land became operative on 1 September 2003. Plan Change 2 amended the Regional Plan for Discharges to Land on 19 December 2011 in accordance with section 55 of the RMA to give effect to policy A4 of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. Plan Change 2 inserted Policy 4.2.24A.

Plan Change 3 amended policy 4.2.24A to give effect to an amendment of Policy A4 of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management in July 2014. Plan Change 3 takes effect from 1 August 2014, the date that the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 takes effect.

The Plan applies to the whole of the Wellington region, except the coastal marine area. It identifies issues to be addressed so that the receiving environment for discharges to land can be sustainably managed. Objectives, policies, and methods (including rules) have been adopted to address these issues.

You can browse the rules below.

Rules about activities not covered by other rules

Rules about stormwater, greywater and sewage

Rules about landfills, rubbish dumps and tips

Rules about agricultural contaminants

Rules about hazardous substances

Updated May 16, 2022 at 3:24 PM

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