A couple of key updates are provided in this newsletter. Firstly, I will explain where we are currently at with the restructure process and, over the page, Julia Crossman introduces herself and the Land & Water Regional Plan (LWRP) in an Environmental Update section.
The LWRP is now legally ‘effective’ and there are implications for everyone – but most especially anyone contemplating a change in land use on their property. It is important to note that land use change encompasses activities that previously may have been considered ‘normal’ developments within an existing enterprise (as well as the more obvious changes such as dairy conversions).
The implications of the LWRP for OWL and for all our irrigators is a key area of work for Julia and she will be providing regular updates to you all and is planning roadshow type presentations in conjunction with the rollout of our ASM programme.
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Newsletter – March 2014