The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting schedule. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month.
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PHOTO – Environment Canterbury Commissioners, members of Banks Peninsula Zone Committee, Wairewa Rūnanga and community members on the causeway over the channel linking Te Wairewa to the sea
Environment Canterbury Commissioners recently spent a day touring Banks Peninsula with members of the zone committee and local Runanga in order to gain a greater understanding of the main issues facing the area.
In depth discussions were held around Te Wairewa water quality, flooding in Little River and the planning process around new rules for the Wairewa catchment.
The group also looked at the issues surrounding stormwater management, community drinking water supplies and wastewater systems and were given a first-hand look at the conservation and biodiversity projects in the area.
The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee is tasked with working with community members to develop solutions to local water management challenges.
Addressing the issues facing Wairewa / Lake Forsyth is a key focus for the committee this year.
An initial Open Day was held in Little River in early August to get local feedback on the lake and discuss possible solutions. Community workshops were also held in Little River in September and October.
Community feedback will help the committee develop its solutions to feed in to the sub-regional chapter in the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan (pLWRP).
The pLWRP is designed to deliver the community’s aspirations for water management as outlined in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.
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