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Rivers > riverbeds
Am I charged if I don’t extract any gravel?
Yes. The charge is for ‘consented’ volume regardless of what is actually extracted ...
Can I access all river beds in Canterbury?
Access to river beds in Canterbury is subject to landowners permission where the river beds are on private land. To be sure who owns the area of riverbed you want to enter you wil ...
Can I alter my consent to reduce the gravel volume I am being charged for?
You can use the Request to Surrender Resource Consent form to surrender part of your consent. As an example, if you are consented to extract from several sites each with a permitt ...
Can I collect firewood from riverbeds under Environment Canterbury administration?
You can collect firewood for private use only from the following areas: Waimakariri River and Ashley River/Rakahuri - please refer to the fire wood collection rules for the Wa ...
Can I dump material in riverbeds?
Dumping of materials in riverbeds is not allowed without a resource consent. Material should be disposed of at a landfill or refuse station that will accept it. ...
Can I extract gravel from areas where consents are held by the Regional Engineer?
Contact the Gravel Resources Officer. ...
Can I gain an exemption from the gravel charge?
Gravel extracted under Chapter 6, Rule BLR3 of the Natural Resources Regional Plan and Rule 7.1 of the Waimakariri River Regional Plan will not incur the ‘gravel charge’. Consen ...
Can I shoot rabbits or possums in Canterbury riverbeds?
Generally you have to ask the riverbed owners for permission. Riverbed ownership is complicated. It cannot be assumed that riverbeds are all in public ownership. There are many ar ...
Can I surrender my gravel take consent if I no longer require it?
If you no longer require the consent it can be surrendered. If you wish to surrender your consent so that no further charges are incurred, then you can do so by notifying Environm ...
Do I need a resource consent for taking gravel?
There is provision for low volume ‘one-off’ takes to be permitted, providing certain conditions are met, otherwise a resource consent is still required. Please contact our Cu ...
How are my gravel charges determined?
To make for the economic recovery of the ‘charge’, a matrix has been developed that considers the consented volume and duration. Depending on where your application falls withi ...
How can I find out about Environment Canterbury flood protection measures?
You can find out what general flood protection works are planned over a 10 year period by looking at the Flood protection and control works section of the current Long Term Plan ( ...
I want to buy a property. Can I get information about this property from Environment Canterbury?
Yes, Environment Canterbury may hold information on natural and physical resources relevant to a property. You can request this information through a Land Information Request. Yo ...
What are AMF rights?
AMF stands for the Latin term " ad medium filium". AMF rights refer to a general principle in common law that, where a river abuts a property and connection is not inter ...
What are the Environment Canterbury river engineers responsible for?
Environment Canterbury river engineers are responsible for managing the Council's 63 catchment rating districts. managing river gravel resources flood control structur ...
What does the gravel charge pay for?
All monies collected will be spent on gravel management only, namely: Improved data collection: extending the existing survey networks, extending the programme to include river ...
What is a surveyor's declaration?
A surveyor's declaration confirms that a particular propety is free of flooding. It is usually required for accretion claims. ...
What is the Waimakariri River flood protection project about?
The proposed Waimakariri Flood Protection Project is designed to provide additional protection to the residents of Christchurch city, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts from the eff ...
What kind of flood can the Waimakariri River flood protection cope with?
The current Waimakariri River flood protection is designed to cope with a flood of 4730 cumecs (cubic metres per second). The worst case flood is about 8000 cumecs. The normal flo ...
What will Gravel Management accomplish?
It will help determine and define what the sustainable supply for the region is and will assist in managing river floodway capacity. It will allow us to manage demand in a fair an ...
Where can I get information on which River Rating District our property is in?
Our Customer Services team can advise which River Rating District your property is in. ...
Who can I report dumped rubbish, cars or other materials in riverbeds to?
If you find dumped rubbish, cars or other materials in Canterbury riverbeds please ring the Environment Canterbury Pollution Hotline on (03) 366 4663 or 0800 76 55 88. Please give ...
Who do I report damage to flood protection structures to?
Please contact Environment Canterbury Customer Services. ...
Who is dealing with rubbish in the Ashley River/Rakahuri?
If you find rubbish in the Ashley River/Rakahuri please contact Customer Services. They will contact the Regional Parks Rangers for the rubbish to be removed. ...
Who is responsible for river erosion control?
Adjoining property owners are responsible for any work to prevent or repair riverbank erosion. Environment Canterbury will not pay for flood protection works unless the property i ...
Why a gravel charge?
In 2005 it was observed in some rivers that gravel extraction could be having an adverse effect on the integrity of the infrastructure including River Rating District assets. Coun ...
Why do you plant willows and poplars along some Canterbury rivers?
Willows and poplars are used for flood protection. They are easy to propagate, vigorous growers and have extensive rooting systems. They help to protect soil, gravel and rocks fro ...
Can an investigating enforcement officer issue an infringement notice if the occupier is out or does not answer the door?
What is a Regional Land Transport Strategy?
Do I need a resource consent for taking gravel?
I want to report illegal or unsafe disposal of asbestos, who should I contact?
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