Land Improvement Agreements

There are Land Improvement Agreements in place for some land titles in the Canterbury region, which relate to soil and water conservation, erosion control, firebreaks, sediment control and berm protection.

Land Improvement Agreements were negotiated on a voluntary basis by Environment Canterbury and the region’s four former Catchment Authorities, under Subsection (3) of Section 30 of the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.

Agreements usually include works undertaken by landowners in return for subsidies or grants in relation to:

  • Soil and water conservation
  • Wind erosion control
  • Erosion control
  • A regional firebreak scheme
  • Sediment control and berm protection works.

Check your land title to see if a Land Improvement Agreement is associated with a property you own. If you have any questions please contact us.