The Regional Coastal Environmental Plan for the Canterbury Region (PDF File, 7.04MB) aims to promote the sustainable management of the natural and physical resources of the Canterbury coastal environment.
Development materials for the Regional Coastal Environment Plan for the Canterbury Region, including documents surrounding plan changes, have been archived. Please contact customer services if you wish to access any of this material.
The plan consists of three volumes:
Volume 1 – Plan Provi…
Our plans, strategies and bylaws provide a framework of work programmes and regulations to help us manage Canterbury's natural and physical resources, setting out what we need to do and how to ensure our region runs as smoothly as it can. Use the drop-down menus below to find what you are looking for.
Regional integrated planning framework development
As the first phase in our work towards an integrated planning framework, we are reviewing the Regional Policy Statement and parts of the La…
The Opihi River Regional Plan (PDF File, 5.23MB) is operative.
The Plan aims to promote sustainable and integrated management of the natural and physical resources of the Opihi River and its tributaries as well as hydraulically-connected groundwater.
You can access further information on the Plan and background documents below. Planning Maps for the Plan can also be viewed via Canterbury Maps.
Public notice – NPSFM amendments to plans 2018 (PDF File,…
There are rules in place to conserve and manage Māori rock art sites in the Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora (OTOP) Zone in South Canterbury
South Canterbury has one of the highest densities of Māori rock art sites in New Zealand. Māori rock art sites are taonga (treasured/sacred) to mana whenua who actively contribute to their conservation and management; they are also protected under the Pouhere Taonga Act (2014).
Māori rock art is typically found on limestone outcrops and some farming activities…
Climate change presents significant opportunities, challenges and risks to Canterbury, and the rest of New Zealand. As the Regional Council, Environment Canterbury's role is to support the region and our communities to better understand and proactively respond to climate change risks and opportunities.
What is adaptation?
Climate change adaptation is preparing for the impacts of climate change to protect our people, environment and the economy – you can read more about adaptation to clima…
Council accepted the recommendations of a Hearing Panel on the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan.
Our Reporting Back hub is a new way we are presenting the progress we are making. Highlights this quarter are youth representation, pest monitoring, and buses.
Outstanding services to the environment over several years were acknowledged with awards to three people at yesterday’s Environment Canterbury council meeting.
By paying your rates, you’re playing a part in Canterbury’s future. But there are other ways you can contribute to shaping your region. Here’s how:
Speaking upWe need to balance the perspectives of all Cantabrians. Hearing from you helps our decision-making in how to manage the land and its natural resources. You can:
Comment on a proposal: Your ‘two cents’ is worth a lot. Share it here on our online consultation site.
Present at a Council meeting: Put your views on the record. Find out how t…
Delivering improved farm outcomes
Farming for Canterbury - 'kai for tomorrow'
The Canterbury Good Management Practice story brings together a comprehensive nutrient / water quality package that combines robust science, best practice regulation and non-regulatory implementation, together with a farmer-focused solution supported by Government, industry and Ngāi Tahu.
The Canterbury approachSince the Canterbury Water Management Strategy was introduced in 2010, the community has been wor…
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