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The Lower Waitaki- South Coastal Canterbury Water Zone Committee heard about submissions made to the proposed Waitaki sub-regional section of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan at its meeting on April 18.
Environment Canterbury received 130 submissions to the proposed plan change, which includes changes to nutrient management Canterbury-wide (Part A), and changes relating specifically to the Waitaki sub-region (Part B).
The proposed Waitaki sub-region plan change includes rules which specify new water quality outcomes and limits for rivers, lakes and groundwater; management of the effects of land used and discharges from activities such as aquaculture in the Waitaki region; and specifies minimum flows for a small stream north of the Waitaki River.
Twenty-nine percent of submission points related specifically to the proposed Waitaki sub-region, while a further 13 percent related to both the nutrient management changes and the Waitaki sub-region changes.
A Summary of Decisions Requested Report was notified on April 23 and those entitled to make further submissions will have until May 9 to do so.
The zone committee will also receive an update on the Waitaki integrated monitoring framework and discuss a catchment to be used as a pilot. Read more...
Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee Annual Report for 2015
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Lower Waitaki–South Coastal Canterbury ZIP (pdf 1.56 MB)
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