Read the Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee's Spring 2013 newsletter. The committee is currently focused on developing water quality and quantity limits that recognise the unique characteristics of South Coastal Canterbury streams – you can find out more in the committee’s newsletter. You can also find out who is on the committee, what’s happening with Wainono Lagoon, and what local biodiversity funding is available in the zone.
View the latest media releases for the Lower Waitaki–South Coastal Committee:
The goal of the zone committee is to work with the community develop a programme of water management recommendations which give effect to the vision and goals of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS). The community finalised its Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management in early 2012, following extensive community engagement.It was subsequently endorsed by councils as the basis for the design and realignment of council work and planning programmes for freshwater.The committee is now focused on progressing the on-the-ground actions outlined in its ZIP.Recently the committee has been specifically focused on water quality and quantity limits within the South Canterbury Coastal Streams area.
The committee is required to work with the community to develop recommendations on limits for the Waitaki sub-regional section of Environment Canterbury's proposed Land & Water Regional Plan (pLWRP).
The committee is also working on forming local catchment groups in the Hakatarmea, Waihao, Otataio/Makikihi, and the Hook. Advanced groups are moving into a phase of action such as: developing catchment approaches to weed control and piloting farm environment plans.
The catchment groups in South Coastal Canterbury are contributing to the Sub Regional process.
Overview of Current Environment - 15 Nov 2012 (pdf 2.59 MB)
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Lower Waitaki–South Coastal Canterbury ZIP (pdf 1.56 MB)Lower Waitaki Water Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 230 kB)
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