The Canterbury Water Banks Peninsula Zone Committee will meet for its monthly meeting on Tuesday 15 May in Akaroa.
This month the committee will focus on community drinking water and tourism. The committee will receive presentations on both topics before discussing how they will develop recommendations to feed in to its draft Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP).
Each zone committee is required to develop a ZIP to bring together its recommendations for water management in the zone to meet the targets and goals set out in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).
The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee has developed some priority outcomes for water management and these will feed in to the ZIP. The committee also held a public meeting last year to talk to the community about local water issues.
The committee hopes to have its draft ZIP available to the public for feedback before the end of the year. Once finalised, the ZIP will be presented to councils to be endorsed as the basis for the design and realignment of work programmes, for drafting regional plan provisions.
At this month’s meeting the committee will also receive an update from the Regional Committee, which is currently working on finalising its Regional Implementation Programme (RIP).
The Regional Committee considers region-wide issues of environmental restoration and repair; land use impacts on water quality; as well as water, distribution, efficiency, and storage options.
The zone committee will then receive an update on water flows in the zone before finishing the meeting with a presentation on local tourism.
At next month’s meeting the committee will focus on local biodiversity issues and look at developing recommendations for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity values in the zone.
The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Zone Committee meetings are open to the public.
The committee consists of five community members, four Rūnanga representatives, and appointees from Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council.
Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
4pm, Tuesday, 15 may.
Akaroa Sports Complex, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
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