The Kaikōura Zone Committee will meet at Memorial Hall on Tuesday 24 April for its monthly water management meeting.
The committee will begin the meeting with an update on the Regional Committee. The Regional Committee released its draft Regional Implementation Programme (RIP) for public feedback in March and April. A series of public meetings were held around Canterbury to gather feedback and talk with locals.
At Tuesday’s meeting the committee will receive an update on water management regimes in the zone. The presentation will focus on water quantity limits, allocation regimes, environmental flows, and groundwater allocation zones.
The committee will also discuss its draft programme for water management. The Kaikōura Zone Committee hosted two community meetings in late March to gather local feedback on the water management priorities for the zone, which are:
- Kaikōura streams, fans, flats and wetlands;
- Diodiversity treasures and landscapes
- Visitor and transport corridor impacts;
- Drinking water.
These water management priorities will form the basis of the committee’s draft Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) which is expected to be ready for public review by the middle of the year.
The zone committee will also receive a review of the Kaikōura Living Streams programme. Protecting the quality and biodiversity values of waterways is now managed via the Immediate Steps programme. Immediate Steps is a five year $10 million biodiversity protection and restoration programme which was launched in 2010 as an integral part of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.
The Kaikōura Zone Committee operates as a joint committee of the Kaikōura District Council and Environment Canterbury. Committee meetings are open to the public.
Kaikōura Zone Committee meeting
1:00pm, Tuesday, 24 April
Memorial Hall, Kaikōura
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