The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will meet on Friday, 20 July, at the Twizel Events Centre.
The committee will begin the meeting by considering the impact of the proposed changes to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan.
The changes are intended to address allocation issues in the Lower Waitaki River but the committee will consider them in the context of ki uta ki tai – a ‘from the mountains to the sea’ approach to natural resource management.
The committee will also discuss Environment Canterbury’s draft Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) which is due to be notified in August. The committee will specifically consider how the draft plan relates to its zone.
Another focus at the meeting will also be on Environment Canterbury’s response to the committee’s Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP), and looking at developing a work-plan for implementing the ZIP.
The ZIP was endorsed by councils earlier this year as the basis for the design and realignment of council work and regional planning programmes for freshwater. It contains recommendations and actions that are ready to implement such as biodiversity and land use and water quality actions.
The committee is looking at how to prioritise, oversee, and provide local leadership on the actions detailed in the ZIP.
The committee is also continuing work on setting limits for water allocation, use and nutrients.
Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting
9:30am, Friday 20 July
Twizel Events Centre
Read the agenda (3 MB)