The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee finalised its Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) in April 2012
The ZIP recommends actions, responsibilities and time-frames for activities to help achieve the principles, targets and goals set out in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).
The ZIP contains more than 50 recommendations to the Mackenzie and Waitaki district councils, Environment Canterbury, and other stakeholders.
The recommendations cover five key areas:
In May the final ZIP was presented to councils and endorsed as the basis for the design and realignment of council work and planning programmes for freshwater.
Read the ZIP (pdf 678 kB).
The community recommendations for setting and managing nutrient limits in the Waitaki are reflected in the Upper Waitaki’s ZIP Addendum, which was developed to deliver the goals of the CWMS.
The Upper Waitaki ZIP Addendum is seeking no further reduction in water quality in the zone and aims to protect and enhance recreational, customary and biodiversity values. It also provides for safe and secure supplies of drinking water and water for irrigation and electricity generation.
ZIP Addendum (2 MB)
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