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Can anyone access Environment Canterbury leased land?
Environment Canterbury leased land is predominantly leased to individuals and groups for farming, recreation, and to a lesser extent to commercial businesses. To ensure safe farm ...
Can Environment Canterbury leased land be sold?
Environment Canterbury (ECan) land under lease can not be sold because it is Crown land vested into Environment Canterbury. However it can be transferred between lessees with Envi ...
Can I build on Environment Canterbury land?
You may be able to build on Environment Canterbury land if you get Environment Canterbury’s prior written consent as per lease conditions. All improvements on Environment Canterbu ...
Can I camp on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Environment Canterbury leased land is predominantly leased to farmers, recreation groups, and to a lesser extent to commercial businesses. Camping on Environment Canterbury leased ...
Can I grow commercial crops on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Commercial cropping is generally not permitted on Environment Canterbury leased land under the lease conditions. Some cropping for supplementary stock feed is permitted. ...
Can I run dairy cattle on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Sheep grazing is the preferred farming option on Environment Canterbury leased land. A mix of dry beef cattle and sheep grazing is possible on selected areas. Dairy farming on E ...
Can I shoot rabbits, possums or game birds on Environment Canterbury land?
Environment Canterbury owns huge areas of riverbeds. Gamebird shooting is generally permitted in riverbed areas belonging to Environment Canterbury. However rabbit and possum shoo ...
Can I take firewood from shelter belts on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Shelter belts on Environment Canterbury leased land are owned by Environment Canterbury or the lessee and managed for shelter and soil conservation purposes. It is not possible fo ...
Can the public access the conservation areas on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Conservation areas on Environment Canterbury leased land are mainly located within farm leases. Currently there is no public access to ensure safe farm operations and public safet ...
Does Environment Canterbury rent out houses?
Environment Canterbury has 27 rental houses. These are spread throughout Canterbury from Omarama to Kainga on the Waimakariri River. They are rented out to private tenants at mark ...
How are conservation areas on Environment Canterbury leased land managed?
Environment Canterbury leased land is administered by the Environment Canterbury Property, Parks and Forests section. Some areas within the Environment Canterbury farm leases have ...
How are the rentals for Environment Canterbury leased land determined?
The Environment Canterbury lease rentals are based on market rentals for similar types of land and land use. They take into account location, permitted land use, size of the lease ...
How big is the area of Environment Canterbury leased land?
Environment Canterbury administers approximately 25000ha in the region. Of these 12000ha are leased for farming, recreation, or for business use. Most of the leased land (about 90 ...
How can I lease Environment Canterbury land?
Most leased land is usually transferred between occupiers and does not come back to Environment Canterbury to lease out. If it does it is normally publicly advertised. For any que ...
Is there a possibility to graze stock temporarily on Environment Canterbury land?
Occasionally opportunities arise for temporary stock grazing on Environment Canterbury land. For more information contact the Environment Canterbury Regional Reserves Officer. ...
What do I do if I see a fire on Environment Canterbury land?
Call 111 if you see fire or smoke. ...
What is so special about the dry grasslands on Environment Canterbury leased land?
The dry grasslands on Environment Canterbury leased land contain some very rare native plant and animal communities. For example the plains tree daisy Olearia adenocarpa, which on ...
What kind of wildlife can I see in the Waimakariri River Regional Park?
The Waimakariri River Regional Park is situated in one of the best braided river environments in New Zealand which offers diverse habitats for native and exotic animals ranging fr ...
Where do I find the current vacancies available at Environment Canterbury?
Environment Canterbury has a dedicated employment website where you can browse current vacancies and along with registering your interest to be alerted about future opportunities. ...
Who can I contact to discuss my Environment Canterbuy rates bill?
Environment Canterbury has an agreement with our district councils which means they collect Environment Canterbury's rates. If you wish to discuss your rates bill please conta ...
Who collects rates on behalf of Environment Canterbury in my area?
Environment Canterbury contracts the collection of their rates to the local council in that area. For further enquiries about rates please call the local council concerned. ...
Who decides on the placement of bus stops?
It is the responsibility of your local council to decide the placement of bus stops and bus shelters. If you wish to discuss the placement of a particular stop you need to contact ...
Who is responsible for controlling pests on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Environment Canterbury lease and license conditions require lease and license holders of Environment Canterbury leased land to be responsible for the control of pests such as broo ...
Who is responsible for picking up rubbish dumped along McLeans Island and Chattertons Roads?
If offenders can’t be identified the Christchurch City Council arranges the removal of rubbish along McLeans Island and Chattertons Roads. District and city councils are responsib ...
Who looks after stock and grazing leases on Environment Canterbury land?
The Environment Canterbury Property, Parks and Forests section is charged with the administration of Environment Canterbury land. For related issues and general enquiries please c ...
Who maintains the water races on Environment Canterbury leased land?
The maintenance of water races are usually the responsibility of district or city councils. ...
Who owns the shelter belts on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Most shelter belts on Environment Canterbury leased land are owned by Environment Canterbury and most of them are managed by Environment Canterbury. Some shelter belts though are ...
Who repairs stock fences on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Stock fence repairs on Environment Canterbury leased land are usually the responsibility of lessees. However if they are fences protecting conservation areas on Environment Canter ...
Why are there conservation areas on Environment Canterbury leased land?
Some areas on Environment Canterbury leased land have high conservation values because rare native plants and animals live on them. Environment Canterbury has an obligation to pro ...
Why does Environment Canterbury own land?
Environment Canterbury land has been vested in Council for either river protection or river conservation and for endowment purposes to pay for river protection works. ...
Why has Environment Canterbury decided to split the Water Science charges by zones rather than spreading it across the whole region?
What is the difference between the Water Science Consent Holder Charge and the resource consent compliance monitoring charges I already pay?
What consultation has Environment Canterbury engaged in with the community regarding the Water Science Consent Holder Charge?
What types of resource consents will incur the Water Science Consent Holder Charge?
How can I find out what work the Water Science Charges will fund in my region?
Who is responsible for river erosion control?
Where can I get information on which River Rating District our property is in?
How can I find out about Environment Canterbury flood protection measures?
Is Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora open or closed at present?
Does Environment Canterbury offer any funding for biodiversity projects?
Page created: 5/10/2009. Last updated: 5/10/2009.
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