Download the ZIP (2.42 MB)
Read the Ashburton ZIP acknowledgment letter (66 kB)
Read the written feedback on the draft ZIP.
The Ashburton water management Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) was formally received by Environment Canterbury and Ashburton District Council at their respective council meetings in November and December.
The Ashburton ZIP was endorsed by both councils as the "basis for the design and realignment of work programmes, for drafting regional plan provisions and for preparation of a draft Long Term Plan”.
The ZIP represents the consensus view of the committee members after many months of meetings, workshops, fieldtrips, meetings with stakeholders, as well as community engagement and feedback.
It includes 70 recommendations to the Asburton District Council, Environment Canterbury and other stakeholders on four key priority areas; Hakatere / Ashburton River, ecosystem health and biodiversity, water quality, and water quantity.
The recommendations, however, do not have statutory weight and will need to be given effect through council plans and work programmes.
In late September the Ashburton Zone Committee asked local people to have their say on its draft ZIP via community meetings and online feedback submissions.
There were 43 written responses on the draft ZIP which were taken into account as the zone committee finalised the ZIP. Around 60 people attended the three public meetings around the zone.
Refer also to the CWMS Targets which define what needs to be achieved.
Notes from the public meetings held in September to engage with the community of the Ashburton zone on their draft ZIP.
Download the community feedback (130kB)
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