Key Points from 2008-09

· 61% of consents monitored fully compliant, 28% of consents monitored had minor non-compliance and 11% of consents monitored were significantly non-compliant

· Monitoring showed a slight increase in non-compliance of resource consent conditions and Regional Plans from 2007-08

· The Council has taken a tougher line on monitoring throughout the 2008-09 financial year

· During the 2008-09 financial year, the Council successfully completed one prosecution case and started one more for an incident of significant non-compliance

· The successful prosecution was brought for a discharge of untreated farm dairy effluent to water, a prohibited activity in the regional Water and Soil Plan (RWSP)

· The fine for this offence was set by the judge at $68,000