Cooper's Wells

The Gore District Council has taken steps to protect Cooper’s Wells, its main water source for Gore.

After hearing evidence from all parties, independent hearing commissioners Colin Weatherall, of Dunedin, and David Pullar, of Gore, released their decision into the application on Friday June 27. Submitters have 15 working days to appeal the decision to the Environment Court.

Notice of Requirement Decision [PDF, 2.7 MB]

The Commissioners' heard submissions at a three day hearing, in December 2013, and a 'minute' was released earlier this year.

Commissioners' Minute on the Notice of Requirement [PDF, 216 KB]

Cooper's Wells modified map [PDF, 166 KB]

Information pack

We produced an information pack about the proposal, which contained details about the process, the Wells' location and their importance, and our statutory obligations.Coopers Well Info pack title

Cooper's Wells Introduction [PDF, 1 MB]

Cooper's Wells Background [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Cooper's Wells Details [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Cooper's Wells Designation [PDF, 1.1 MB]

The Council's Obligations [PDF, 1013 KB]

Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Cooper's Wells Map [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Full Cooper's Wells information pack [PDF, 6.2 MB]

A lot of research and investigation has gone into the planning for the designation.

Technical Reports

Regulatory Documents

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