The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee meets on the first Monday of each month.
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Community Meetings November-December 2015
Throughout November and December a series of community meetings will be held to discuss the subregional process for Waimakariri. For more information read here.
The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee will consider funding four new projects under the Canterbury Water Management Strategy’s Immediate Steps fund at its first meeting on 1 February. The committee, one of 10 water management zone committees in the Canterbury region, was allocated $500,000 over five years in Immediate Steps funding to help financially support those working to protect and restore biodiversity in the Waimakariri area.
The committee has already allocated $439,356 to 27 projects in the region. Twelve of those projects have been completed while the remainder are underway or awaiting contract completion. The Ashley-Rakahuri River Care Group has requested funding for their River Bird Protection Project. The project, which aims to protect and assist the breeding habitat of several rare species of birds, extends 18km from the confluence with the Okuku River to the State Highway One bridge.
The group has asked for $9,887 to assist in predator trapping, with an increase in trapping intensity over the nesting season (October- March) and proposes the creation of nesting islands in the middle of the river to provide a safe, predator and weed free refuge for nesting birds. Read more...
I encourage you and your friends to attend one of the community meetings scheduled as part of this second round of engagement in preparation for Sub-Regional planning due to start mid-2016. Whilst it is a busy time of year for everybody, please take this opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of the zone and forthcoming sub-regional process. Share your views and ideas, and maybe take a leadership role in a local group. Ultimately the result of the process will impact upon each and every one of us in the future.
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Waimakariri ZIP (pdf 8.27 MB)
Waimakariri Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 230 kB)
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