The Ashburton Zone Committee will meet at the Ashburton Council Chambers on 24 July for its monthly meeting.
At the meeting the committee will receive a number of presentations from experts and industry leaders relating to water issues in the zone.
The committee will begin with an update from the Regional Committee followed by an infrastructure update from Environment Canterbury staff.
The Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) identifies infrastructure as a means to contribute to all the strategy’s targets. In particular, infrastructure can address future-proofing issues such as ecosystem support in a changing climate and water quality management through enhanced reliability and distribution efficiency.
Next the committee will receive a paper from Environment Canterbury on the scope of the Sub Regional Plan work programme for 2012-13. The paper seeks a recommendation from the committee about the timing for the development of catchment load limits for the Ashburton River, which will be incorporated into the sub-regional chapter of the Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP).
The purpose of the LWRP is to identify the resource management outcomes or goals for managing land and water resources in Canterbury to achieve the purpose of the Resource Management Act (1991).
The committee will finish the meeting with an update of recent consent activity in the zone.
On Monday 23 July, the Ashburton Zone Committee will join the Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee on a field trip to increase understanding of the Rangitata catchment.
The Ashburton Zone Committee is a joint committee of the Ashburton District Council and Environment Canterbury. The Ashburton zone extends from the Rakaia River to the Rangitata River and includes Ashburton, Rakaia and Methven.
Ashburton Zone Committee meeting
9:00am, Tuesday 24 July 2012
Council Chambers, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton
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