Indicators of regional and national economies
All actions in this strategy should contribute to improved quality of life and economic prosperity in Canterbury. This set of goals measures the combined effects of many of the other target areas. Although some of these goals, such as regional GDP, are influenced by initiatives outside this strategy, it is important to evaluate how implementation programmes contribute to economic wealth.
Under the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS), goals were set to help make a difference to our environment and how natural resources are managed. Environment Canterbury reports on progress on behalf of CWMS partners.
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A 2014 NZ Institute of Economic Research report estimated that nationally, on-farm irrigation contributes $2.17 billion to GDP per year.
Central Plains Water currently supplies irrigation to approximately 45,000 ha and has the consented potential to deliver to 63,000 ha of land between Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers. Once the scheme is fully operational, annual direct and indirect regional agricultural output is expected to increase by $264 million per annum.
- IrrigationNZ will continue to progress strategic actions to irrigation.
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- Environment Canterbury is considering work on assessing the economic benefits of biodiversity and other ecosystem services through the biodiversity and biosecurity portfolio work programme.