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. Visit the Monitoring and Compliance pages. We also have biodiversity reporting here.

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
75%
Freshwater Management
Goal Farm Environment Plans audits show good management practices are being achieved.
Progress
90%
Hazards, Risk and Resilience
Goal Navigation safety guidance and advice available every day.
Progress
100%
Hazards, Risk and Resilience
Goal Reduce the impact on Canterbury’s people, assets and infrastructure from the effects of flooding.
Progress
On track
Biodiversity and Biosecurity
Goal Control nassella tussock to minimise adverse effects on production values.
Progress
On track
Freshwater Management
Goal The water quality in monitored rivers and streams is graded good or very good.
Progress
60/101
Biodiversity and Biosecurity
Goal Biodiversity projects protect and restore indigenous biodiversity.
Projects
60
Transport and Urban Development
Goal 95% of passengers are satisfied or better with the public transport service.
Progress
95%
Regional Leadership
Goal Consent holders comply with consent conditions to mitigate environmental impact.
Progress
85%
Transport and Urban Development
Goal 20 million passenger trips per year by 2020.
Progress
69%
Freshwater Management
Goal 2,900 farms have completed a Farm Environment Plan.
Progress
81%
Air Quality
Goal In Clean Air Zones assistance is available for households to upgrade their home heating.
Progress
On track
Freshwater Management
Goal Mahinga kai values are protected, by improving awareness and practices on farm.
Progress
28%
Biodiversity and 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
3,530
Hazards, Risk and Resilience
Goal Marine oil spill response available every day.
Progress
100%
Biodiversity and 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 and Urban Development
Goal A continual increase in the number of passengers using Metrocards.
Progress
72%
Regional Leadership
Goal Increase in residents’ understanding of Environment Canterbury’s role.
Progress
26%
Regional Leadership
Goal Seasonal environmental data provided for air, coastal, biodiversity/ecosystem health, and water.
Progress
On track
Freshwater Management
Goal 2,900 farms have a land-use consent-to-farm.
Progress
75%