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A hearing of the Dunedin City Council's application to replace existing permits to discharge Dunedin's stormwater into the sea has been delayed and is not expected before the end of the year.
The city council has applied to the Otago Regional Council for four permits to discharge stormwater through multiple outlets to Second Beach, Andersons Bay Inlet, the Upper Otago Harbour Basin and Port Chalmers. Terms of 35 years are being sought for each permit.
Seven submissions were received on the application, five in opposition and two in support, subject to conditions.
City council staff confirmed the application was on hold at their request, to enable consultation with submitters on matters they had raised concerns about before hearing process begins.