The vision for the Ashburton zone is to allow for a prosperous farming sector, with landowners and managers farming within environmental limits, while reversing the trend of water over-allocation and trialling new ways of improving water and biodiversity resources for all. Click on the tiles below to find out about some of our bigger projects.
Protecting the Hakatere / Ashburton River mouth
Plans to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the Hakatere / Ashburton River mouth include the development of a new wildlife sanctuary, as part of a new management strategy.
Ashburton water consents review
Learn about our review of around 90 resource consents that take surface water or stream depleting groundwater in the Hakatere/Ashburton river catchment.
Protecting your private drinking water source
Find out what you need to know about how to protect your private drinking water source.