Change 1 - Dryland Farming
Proposed Plan Change 1 aims to ensure that dryland farming in the Hurunui Waiau zone is not unreasonably constrained by the rule framework managing the cumulative effects on water quality from land use, in the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan. It is the result of a collaborative process led by the Hurunui Waiau Zone Committee.
The reports and information that informed the proposed plan change, including the section 32 evaluation report, can be viewed below.
The Council's S42A report (PDF File, 7.83MB), containing the officer's recommendations in response to submissions, is now available.
The submission period for proposed Plan Change 1 to the HWRRP closed on 31 May. Further submissions closed on 26 July.
A summary of decisions requested by submitters, copies of the original submissions and further submissions can be viewed and downloaded below.
In 2014 the Hurunui community identified a problem with the suite of plan provisions known as the “10% rule”. In 2017, the Hurunui Waiau Zone Committee embarked on a collaborative process to identify a solution to that problem. Proposed Plan Change 1 is a result of that collaborative process.
|Capacity for the Canterbury Regional Council and industry to efficiently process consents that would be required from dryland farmers under the 10% rule||Lisa Jenkins, December 2017|
|Hurunui zone limit setting process: Economic assessment of the current state||Simon Harris, August 2017|
|Overview of the Sheep and Beef Farming Sector within the Hurunui Region||Lauren Philips, Beef+Lamb NZ. March 2018|
|Overview of the sheep and beef farming sector in Hurunui||Beef+Lamb New Zealand: Economic service. 7 March 2018|
|Presentation Predicted environmental effects of nutrient increases Waiau||Kimberley Dynes, 7 February 2018|
|What are the predicted environmental effects of a percent increase in nitrogen and phosphorus for the Waiau River catchment?||Kimberley Dynes and Ned Norton, 2 February 2018|
|Waiau WQ limits March 2018||Lisa Jenkins, March 2018|
|What do we know about future nutrient losses from irrigated and dryland||Ned Norton, January 2018|
|Technical progress update: 1) Dryland farming related information, including estimating potential for forage cropping; 2) Outstanding questions on deferral of water takes issue||Ned Norton, 20 November 2017|
|Technical progress update presentation 1) dryland farming 2) Flow deferral (20 November 2017)||Ned Norton, 20 November 2017|
|Sources of manageable phosphorus losses in the Hurunui and Waiau catchments||Adrian Meredith, 8 November 2017|
|Amuri Irrigation nutrient loads and management||Peter Brown, 1 November 2017|
|Environmental consequences of continuing delay to implementing HWRRP minimum flows||Graeme Clark, Jeanine Toplen, Ned Norton, Suzanne Gabites, Hamish Graham, 16 October 2017|
|Implications of further HWRRP minimum flow deferral on ecological values||Graeme Clark, Jeanine Toplen, Ned Norton, Kimberley Dynes, Suzanne Gabites, Hamish Graham, 16 October 2017|
|Hydrological change from implementing HWRRP minimum flows||Peter Brown, 25 September 2017|
|How might climate change impact on Hurunui flow assessment?||Suzanne Gabites and Jeanine Toplen, 20 November 2017|
|Irrigation reliability||Mark Everest, 4 December 2017|
|On-farm impact of irrigation restrictions||Peter Brown, 4 December 2017|
|Actions to improve water quality and biodiversity||Amuri Irrigation Company, 20 November 2017|
|Amuri Irrigation Landuse consent decision||Canterbury Regional Council, August 2015|
|Report and decision of hearing commissioners in relation to Hurunui Water Project scheme consents||Canterbury Regional Council, August 2013|
|Report and decision of hearing commissioners in relation to Ngai Tahu Forest Estates Balmoral consents||Canterbury Regional Council, July 2014|
|An Assessment of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan||Liz White, February 2018|
|Advice Note: Dryland farming and triggering the land use change rules in the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan (HWRRP)||Environment Canterbury, July 2015|
|Commissioners recommendation report on the HWRRP||Canterbury Regional Council, April 2013|
|Consultation Booklet - Farm Plans and catchment accounting, June 2018||Canterbury Regional Council, June 2018|
|Fixing the 10% Rule: issues and options||Canterbury Regional Council, October 2017|
|Schedule 1 feedback summary||Canterbury Regional Council, 2018|
|Targeted planning approach, March 2017||Lisa Jenkins, March 2017|
|Optionsfor making dryland farming a permitted activity August 2017||Lisa Jenkins, August 2017|
|Plan options for making dryland a permitted activity January 2018||Lisa Jenkins, January 2018|
|Dryland farming and offsets recommendations March 2018||Lisa Jenkins, March 2018|
|Collectives and catchment accounting March 2018||Lisa Jenkins, March 2018|
|Accounting and collectives and update on offsetting April 2018||Lisa Jenkins, April 2018|
|Accounting and collectives May 2018||Lisa Jenkins, May 2018|
|Collectives and accounting recommendations July 2018||Lisa Jenkins, June 2018|