The Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will meet for its final monthly public meeting of the year on Thursday, 13 December, in Oamaru.
The committee will begin the meeting with an update on projects it has supported with Immediate Steps biodiversity funding, before going on to consider new applications for funding.
To date, the Lower Waitaki Zone Immediate Steps programme has made funding allocations to the value of $114,062. Funding has mainly been granted to fencing, weed control, and planting initiatives.
At the meeting the committee will also be updated on the proposed changes to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan. The changes are intended to address allocation issues in the Lower Waitaki River.
The committee will finish the meeting with an update on the education resource being developed for the southern water management zones to help engage youth in water management decisions.
Following the public meeting, the committee will meet for a workshop to get an overview of the South Coastal Catchments which will be the subject of the sub-regional chapter for South Coastal Canterbury that will feed in to Environment Canterbury’s proposed Land and Water Regional Plan.
The Lower Waitaki-South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee operates as a joint committee of Environment Canterbury and the Waimate and Waitaki District Councils.
The zone extends from the Otaio catchment in the north, to the Waitaki Dam in the south, taking in Waimate, Kurow and Duntroon.
Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee meeting
1:30pm, Thursday, 13 December 2012
Oamaru District Council Chambers, 20 Thames Street, Oamaru
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