On 2 December 2020, the Marlborough District Council publicly notified Variation 1: Marine Farming and Variation 1A: Finfish Farming. The variations are now open for public submission.
The closing date for making submissions is 5.00 pm on Friday 26 February 2021.
Previously, provision for aquaculture was removed from the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan prior to notification of the substantive portion of the plan with the intention of further reviewing the content. This review has now been completed.
How to make a submission?
Submissions need to be made using the required form (Form 5, RMA). Council’s online submission form simplifies the process. You can find it in the link below. After lodging your submission you will be able to view it at any time and change your contact details whenever you choose.
It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up. If you need a little assistance in signing up, we are more than happy to take you through it, just contact the Aquaculture Variations team via the contact details below.
If you are unable to use the online form, a hard copy of Form 5 can be downloaded at the submissions form link below.
How to contact the Variations Team:
Phone: 03 520 7400 – ask for Louise Walker
The proposed aquaculture variations (Variations 1 and 1A) to the PMEP include the use of authorisations to allocate space in AMAs.
The guidance documents provide the reasoning behind the variations, how they relate to other national aquaculture issues, and how they fit with the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan.
Public notification of Variation 1 and Variation 1A occurred on 2 December 2020.
The Section 32 Reports considered and assessed the form, content and appropriateness of each variation.
Submissions on Variations 1 and 1A closed on 26 February 2021 and are available for viewing.
The Variation 1 document provides a suite of provisions for aquaculture activities being proposed. Variation 1A provides additional provisions specifically for finfish farming.