Reporting back

How is Canterbury doing?

Find out about some of the work being done by Environment Canterbury and the community, and the difference it’s making across our region.

We have a statutory obligation to report back on certain measures – and also a desire to share current state/progress information in the areas we know are of interest to the community. A few key areas of activity have been picked out below and we will add more over time.

If you are looking for our statutory reports, you can find these under Plans, strategies and bylaws, recreational water quality annual report and water use report. Find out more about biodiversity reporting.

The information below can also be viewed by Portfolio, using the tabs.

Air Quality
Goal All eight airsheds meet the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality.
Progress
38%
Freshwater Management
Goal Farm Environment Plans audits show good management practices are being achieved.
Progress
93%
Climate Change, Hazards, Risk & Resilience
Goal Navigation safety guidance and advice available every day.
Progress
100%
Climate Change, Hazards, Risk & Resilience
Goal Reduce the impact on Canterbury’s people, assets and infrastructure from the effects of flooding.
Progress
On track
Biodiversity & Biosecurity
Goal Control nassella tussock to minimise adverse effects on production values.
Progress
On track
Regional Leadership
Goal Annual rating trend information available by activity type.
Progress
On track
Transport & Urban Development
Goal 95% of passengers are satisfied or better with the public transport service.
Progress
96%
Regional Leadership
Goal Consent holders comply with consent conditions to mitigate environmental impact.
Progress
84%
Freshwater Management
Goal The water quality in monitored rivers and streams is graded good or very good.
Progress
37%
Freshwater Management
Goal 2,900 farms have completed a Farm Environment Plan.
Progress
90%
Freshwater Management
Goal Mahinga kai values are protected, by improving awareness and practices on farm.
Progress
44%
Biodiversity & Biosecurity
Goal Assist landowners to maintain or lower rabbit levels and reduce spread.
Progress
On track
Regional Leadership
Goal Respond to reported incidents to stop environmental damage.
Incidents
3,877
Climate Change, Hazards, Risk & Resilience
Goal Marine oil spill response available every day.
Progress
100%
Biodiversity & Biosecurity
Goal Control the threat that wilding pines pose to our environment.
Progress
On track
Freshwater Management
Goal Stock exclusion from waterways: respond to 80% of intensively farmed stock incidents within two days.
Progress
100%
Transport & Urban Development
Goal A continual increase in the number of passengers using Metrocards.
Progress
75%
Regional Leadership
Goal Increase in residents’ understanding of Environment Canterbury’s role.
Progress
73%