Meet your central Environment Canterbury team

We deliver work through an on-the-ground team made up of Environment Canterbury staff. Our staff provide localised assistance and advice regarding biodiversity, land management, consents and compliance.

Zone delivery - land management, biodiversity and special projects

Land management and biodiversity advisors can support you with advice or assistance when it comes to farming, land use, biodiversity projects, funding and connecting with others in Environment Canterbury. These teams are generally referred to as zone delivery teams.

See our  video about how these teams work and how we manage water in Canterbury.

Sophie Harland - Zone Delivery Lead (Christchurch West Melton)~~

Sophie Harland

Sophie oversees the staff and projects in the Christchurch and West Melton communities.

You can contact her if you have any questions regarding the zone team’s projects or how your interests might connect with the work going on in these areas.

027 221 9352


Gillian Jenkins - Zone Delivery Lead (Banks Peninsula and Selwyn Waihora)~~

Gillian Jenkins

Gill looks after the staff and oversees projects in the Selwyn Waihora and Banks Peninsula communities.

Contact her if you have any queries regarding the zone team’s projects or how your interests might connect with the mahi being done in the zone.

027 706 7254



Resource management and incident response

Our resource management staff work within local zone delivery and regional teams to provide advice, monitor and respond to resource management enquiries and issues.

Find out more about resource management and incident response.

Water zone committee facilitation

Our water zone committee facilitators support the region's water zone committees to develop actions and tactics to deliver on the Canterbury Water Management Strategy targets. Read more about the water zone committees and what they do.

Jaimee Grant - Water Zone Committee Facilitator (Banks Peninsula and Selwyn Waihora)~~

Murray Griffin - Water Zone Committee Facilitator (Christchurch West Melton)~~

Local projects and priorities

We work with landowners, community, groups and other organisations to undertake a number of actions in the zone which support the protection and enhancement of biodiversity, water quality, mahinga kai and more.