Bylaw views sought

People are being urged to have their say about a proposed Otago Regional Council flood protection management bylaw.

The new bylaw being notified today updates a 1999 bylaw that will be revoked in June by a change in local government legislation.

Council policy and resource planning director Fraser McRae said the purpose of the bylaw was to manage, regulate and protect flood protection works owned by or under the control of the regional council.

Flood protection works can include drains, defences against water and floodways.

It relates to the lower Clutha, Tokomairiro, lower, east and west Taieri, the Leith-Lindsay, Hilderthorpe and Alexandra schemes.

Anyone can make a submission on the document which can be viewed on the regional council website (www.orc.govt.nz), at its offices and at public libraries, up until June 10.

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