Public notices

We want you to find out how to get involved in the management of Canterbury’s environment and resources. Below you can find a list of official notifications of hearings, meetings, notices and submissions. Click on the links below to find out more on how to have your say.

Notice of wallaby control work

18 September to 29 September 2023

When: Between Monday 18 September and Friday 29 September 2023.

What: Ground contractors with dogs and a rifle will be completing further wallaby searches in the Waitaki River (southern side), and the Maerewhenua River.

Where: Between Kurow and Borton’s Ponds on the Waitaki River, and between Duntroon and Earthquakes Road on the Maerewhenua River.

Warning signs will be put in place at all normal points of entry. This is part of our ongoing control work under the Tipu Mātoro National Wallaby Eradication Programme.

View area of work.

Notice of wallaby control work

18 September to 6 October 2023
When: Monday 18 September to Friday 6 October 2023

What: Quarterly wallaby control by night shoot (weekdays only and weather dependent).

Where: Tekapo, Pūkaki and lower Ōhau rivers.

Warning signs will be put in place at all normal points of entry. Please avoid these areas during the hours of darkness. 
This is part of our ongoing control work under the Tipu Mātoro National Wallaby Eradication Programme.

Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan partially operative

25 August 2023

At a Council meeting held on 16 August 2023, Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan, was approved by Council in accordance with Clause 20 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991. Plan Change 7 becomes partially operative from 1 September 2023.

Plan Change 7

The Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan is the statutory framework for the management of land and freshwater resources within the Canterbury region. Plan Change 7 comprises three parts:

  • Part A of Plan Change 7 is an “Omnibus” change
  • Part B of Plan Change 7 primarily relates to the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora sub-region
  • Part C of Plan Change 7 primarily relates to the Waimakariri sub-region.

Plan Change 7 also amends the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan map series (the planning maps). Plan Change 7 is being made partially operative. The parts relating to forestry are currently subject to a legal challenge. All the other parts of the Plan are being made operative.

Read the full public notice (PDF file,47.75KB).

Find out more about Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.

Plan Change 2 to the Waimakariri River Regional Plan operative

25 August 2023

At a Council meeting held on 16 August 2023, we approved Plan Change 2 to the Waimakariri River Regional Plan, and in accordance with Clause 20 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991 resolved to make Plan Change 2 operative from 1 September 2023.

Plan Change 2

The Waimakariri River Regional Plan is the statutory framework for the management of rivers, lakes and hydraulically connected groundwater within the Waimakariri Catchment. Plan Change 2 reduces the area covered by the Waimakariri River Regional Plan.

Read the full public notice (PDF file,46.37KB).

Find out more about Plan Change 2 to the Waimakariri River Regional Plan.