Decision reached on Mackenzie Basin Plan Change 13 – RMLA


The purpose of PC13 was to insert provisions into the district plan to protect the Mackenzie Basin’s outstanding natural landscapes and ecology. PC13 was opposed by a majority of the district’s farmers on the grounds that it would make farming unviable. The proposed provisions restrict the capacity to intensify land productivity through irrigation, places limits on other farming methods, and restricts where farmers may construct buildings.

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