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Canterbury Water Management Strategy
Can I start building work on my dam before I have all of the necessary consents (Building, Subdivision or Resource Consents)?
Generally no building work may start without consent; however there are some situations where building work may proceed after obtaining permission from the Council. This must be d ...
Do I need a Building Consent/PIM or a Resource consent to construct a dam?
Building Consents A building consent and PIM are required for all structures that meet the definition of a large ‘dam’, including flood control dams, significantly modified natur ...
Do I require permission from Environment Canterbury to decommission an existing well?
In most circumstances you do not need permission from Environment Canterbury to decommission a well. If you can meet the following conditions you will be able to decommission th ...
How can I be exempt from requiring an Aquifer test when I apply to take ground water?
There may be situations where an Aquifer Test is not required before a groundwater application is made. 'Principles for exemption' have been developed by considering under which c ...
How can I be kept informed about the Canterbury Water Management Strategy?
For updates about the development of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy please join the mailing list by: logging your address on the following website: www.canterburyw ...
How can I find out about the swimming water quality for Canterbury beaches and rivers?
To find out about the swimming water quality for Canterbury beaches and rivers please go to the Environment Canterbury water quality website. ...
How do I apply for a Building Consent to build a Dam?
In accordance with the Building Act 2004 and its Building Regulations, applications for Building Consents must be submitted on the prescribed form which is available from Environm ...
How do I know contributing to the implementation of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy will make a difference?
The Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act refers specifically to the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. It states that decisio ...
How high is the ground of Christchurch City above sea level?
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) advise that the floor of the Christchurch Cathedral is 20.33 feet or 6.2 metres above sea level. ...
How is a Building Consent for a Dam processed and approved?
Environment Canterbury must decide within twenty (20) working days from receipt of all required information, whether or not to grant your application. Enviroment Canterbury will c ...
How is Lake Ellesmere/Waihora opened or closed?
The lake is opened by cutting a pilot channel of 15 metres wide and 1.8 metres deep through the beach with bulldozers. It can take two plus days on the first attempt to open the ...
How is the water use managed currently?
Water management has been governed by the Resource Management Act 1991(RMA) of which an integral part is set up to prevent or mitigate adverse effects on water resources through d ...
How will the Canterbury Water Management Strategy be implemented?
The Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) will be implemented through a Regional Committee and up to 10 Water Management Zone Committees. The water executive will work on ...
I discovered an illegal water-bore/gallery/dam/divert/take (ground or surface water)/usage. Who deals with it?
Generally environmental incidents should be reported to the 24 hour Pollution Hotline on 0800 76 55 88. However you may have been referred to Customers Services because of Polluti ...
I have problems with my well. I wonder if my neighbour is overdrawing?
Problems accessing water from a well, especially when water levels are low (for example drought and cumulative effects of irrigation) may be a reflection of problems with the actu ...
If I apply to change the conditions on my water permit to include other uses, such as selling drinking water what sort of information will I need to provide?
You may only apply for a change in conditions to your current consent if you do not increase the volume of water abstracted per year. An increase in the volume of water abstracted ...
Is Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora open or closed at present?
Resource consent conditions set levels at which the lake will be opened. The sea naturally will close the artificial channel again. Levels at which the lake will be opened are: ...
What are Mining Privileges?
The oldest mining privileges were granted last century and included water race licences which give property owners rights to use water in certain streams for mining activities. As ...
What are the Canterbury Water Management Strategy targets?
The targets are an agreed way to measure progress in achieving the vision of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. The targets include a set of goals applying from 2010 that r ...
What are the key points included in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy?
The Canterbury Water Management Strategy includes a number of key points that have been proposed as a way for Canterbury to manage it's water resource in the best possible way. Th ...
What are the ongoing responsibilities of the owner/applicant after the building consent for a dam is issued?
Once a landowner has secured the necessary building consents and resource consents to construct a dam, and have been issued with the Code Compliance Certificate (CCC), the Bui ...
What information does Environment Canterbury require from an applicant for a ground water take consent?
Data from a pumping test will form part of the requirements for a groundwater take consent application. A step test will be required unless it is a replacement consent and a step ...
What is the average daily water consumption per household or per person?
250 litres/day/person plus 50 litres per animal. ...
What is the Canterbury Mayoral Forum and who is in it?
The Canterbury Mayoral Forum was formed to adopt a Canterbury Region wide approach to identifying opportunities and solve problems relating to a range of issues of mutual concern. ...
What is the Canterbury Water Management Strategy?
The Canterbury Mayoral Forum is leading development of a comprehensive water management strategy for the region. The Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) has been developed ...
What is the purpose of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy steering group and who is on it?
The steering group has been tasked by the Mayoral Forum to oversee the preparation of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS), the public and stakeholder consultation proc ...
What is the vision of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy?
The vision of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy is “to gain the greatest cultural, economic, environmental, recreational and social benefits from our water resources within ...
When do I need a Building Consent to construct a Dam?
A building consent is likely to be required for building work as defined in the Building Act 2004. Some examples are: structural building, including Large Dams sitework associat ...
When does the new requirement for an aquifer pumping test come into effect?
From 1 July 2009 Environment Canterbury will require applicants for groundwater consents to provide data from a pumping test before lodging their application. ...
Where can I find out more about the Canterbury Water Management Strategy?
More information is available at www.canterburywater.org.nz. This web resource will be regularly updated throughout the programme. ...
Who is responsible for the opening of Lake Forsyth/Te Wairewa?
The Christchurch City Council has a statutory responsibility to manage the lake levels to avoid flooding. The openings are done in association with the local Rūnanga - Te Rūnanga ...
Why does Environment Canterbury require applicants for ground water take consents to supply results of an aquifer pumping test?
Canterbury groundwater is highly desirable with groundwater fully or nearly fully allocated in many areas. There is also a high density of bores in many places. If we are to main ...
Why has the Canterbury Water Management Strategy been developed?
The Canterbury Water Management Strategy originally was initiated to address concerns of the farming industry following the droughts of the 1990s. Despite considerable effort a ...
Why is the Canterbury Water Management Strategy important?
Despite considerable effort and provision of legislation Canterbury’s precious water resources have over the past 20 years become increasingly under pressure from water abstractio ...
Will the Canterbury Water Management Strategy be binding and set in concrete?
The Canterbury Water Management Strategy is a guiding document and the vision and principles have been given statutory status in the Environment Canterbury Act 2010. Aspects of th ...
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?
What are AMF rights?
What will happen if I don’t notify Environment Canterbury when I burn vegetation in hill and high country areas?
What do I need to do if I want to burn vegetation in hill and high country areas?
When can I burn vegetation in hill and high country areas?
What is the Water Science Consent Holder Charge?
Page created: 5/10/2009. Last updated: 5/10/2009.
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