Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan
Environment Canterbury is responsible for providing regional leadership in pest management in the Canterbury region. Our approach is driven primarily by our Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan 2018-2038 (PDF File, 10.56MB) and the Biosecurity Act 1993. The Plan is a key component for our wider biosecurity programme and provides the regulatory requirements for priority pests across the region.
You can access background documents, and planning maps below that can also be viewed via Canterbury Maps.
The Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan has been developed and is under review.
The Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan has been publicly notified.
Submissions to the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan closed on 3 July 2017.
Hearings commenced on 11 September 2017 - 22 September 2017.
Council adopted these recommendations at a Council Meeting on 15 March 2018.
Council's decision was publicly notified on 21 March 2018 and the appeals period has closed.
Council has made the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan operative from 1 July 2018.
Environment Canterbury has made the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan operative.
Submissions on the Proposal are now closed. View the supporting documents below.
Proposal for the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan is separated into 3 parts.
A public notice advising of the notification of the Proposal has been inserted into the five daily newspapers in Canterbury.
An economic analysis of the proposal was undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Biosecurity Act. This compares the costs and benefits of the proposed options and provides an assessment of the economic efficiency. It also considers who will benefit from each programme, whose action (or inaction) may exacerbate the problem and the administrative efficiency of alternative funding sources.
An Assessment of the Proposal for the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan has been undertaken against requirements in Sections 70 and 71 of the Biosecurity Act 1993.
Many stakeholder groups and organisations across Canterbury have been involved in developing the Proposal, including commenting on the discussion document released in 2015 and participating in stakeholder meetings where aspects of the Proposal were discussed. See Stakeholder Engagement Summary here.
|Air New Zealand|
|Christchurch City Council - Additional Submission point|
|Forest and Bird|
|Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Otago Regional Council|
|QEII National Trust|
|QEII National Trust - Additional Submission point|
- Hearing Schedule (PDF File, 114.5KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 1 (PDF File, 50.98KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 2 (PDF File, 34.95KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 3 (PDF File, 102.26KB)
- Questions that may assist with preparation of response - 22 September 2017 (PDF File, 65.08KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 4 (PDF File, 13.58KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 5 (PDF File, 1.15MB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 6 (PDF File, 36.09KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 7 (PDF File, 22.02KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 8 (PDF File, 74.9KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 9 (PDF File, 11.03KB)
- Hearing Panel - Minute 10 (PDF File, 13.72KB)
- Kiwirail tabled statement
- Johnstone, R
- Langen, H
- Kennedy, A
- Department of Conservation
- Owen Springford
- Morgan Foundation
- Maree Goldring and Fiona McDonald
- Ashburton District Biodiversity Working Group
- David Scott
- Fraser Ross
- Rhys Taylor
- Braid, B
- Canterbury Chilean Needle Grass Pest Management Liason Committee
- Turnbull, H
- Rural Advocacy Network
- Hurunui District Council
- New Zealand Defence Force - Tabled Letter
- Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
- QEII National Trust, Smith, R
- QEII National Trust, Shanks and Giller
- Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust
- Richardson, P
Comments on Revised Interim Draft
|Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust|
|Otago Regional Council|
|Waimakariri Ecological and Landscape Restoration Alliance (WELRA)|
Comments received past deadline
- Council Response to Panel Questions in Minute 3
- Staff Opening of the Hearing RPMP (PDF File, 230.43KB)
- Council Tabled at hearing (PDF File, 53.09KB)
- Council, Recommended organisms to be included as Organisms of Interest 12 September 2017 (PDF File, 8.56KB)
- Council Exemption Register for Biosecurity Sept 2017 (PDF File, 120.18KB)
- Council Tabled - Exemption Register Rule Descriptions (PDF File, 17.22KB)
- Officer's Reply Report - 26 September (PDF File, 123.92KB)
- Interim Draft Plan (PDF File, 27.43MB)
- Narrative report to accompany interim draft plan (PDF File, 85.75KB)
- Revised Interim Draft Plan - 10 November 2017 (PDF File, 27.84MB)
- Staff Response to Minute 7 (PDF File, 141.54KB)
- Draft Plan 8 December 2017 (PDF File, 28.47MB)
- Draft Plan Staff Report 8 Dec (PDF File, 472.92KB)
- Response to Minute 9 - 11 December 2017 (PDF File, 28.45KB)
- Response to Minute 10 – 18 December 2017
- Cost-Benefit Analysis for wilding conifer pest agent provisions (PDF File, 152.35KB)
- Supplementary Staff Report - 8 February 2018
Council adopted these recommendations at a Council Meeting on 15 March 2018. The decision was publicly notified on Wednesday 21 March.
There were no applications to the high court made on the CRPMP.