In the next 3 years, ORC’s work includes:
- Setting critical policies and rules to protect Otago’s water, land and air.
- Monitoring the environment – collecting data and knowledge to inform decision-making.
- Responding to environmental incidents.
- Taking the lead in pest management.
- Minimising risks from natural hazards such as erosion and flooding.
- Promoting, encouraging and regulating behaviour on waterways through the Harbourmaster role.
- Civil Defence Emergency Management.
- Providing public transport in Dunedin and Queenstown (Orbus).
- Supporting community groups for environmental enhancement,
- Taking the lead responding to big Otago issues, such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and urban development.
The 2022-2025 triennium will also see the release of the Government’s Future for Local Government Reform report, and more Resource Management Act reform.
[All the above is directly from the Otago Regional Council Pre-Election Report 2022 page 3.]
(‘triennium’ is code for ‘term of the next Council’ i.e. ‘next three years’.)
when concerned about fire hazard of adjacent broom gorse blackberry long grass, I could not find anything in ORC pest control statements other than re animal pests. Plant pests are equally important.
I assure you that I spent much time searching, and if such a policy exists, it should be readily available.
That’s a good point. And I agree. Now that you mention it neither can I. Yet I’d have assumed it’s there somewhere. Thanks for the heads-up Heather.