Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A meeting of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Thursday 26 May 2016

Time:                                    6.00pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury Office, 200 Tuam Street

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tuahuriri Runanga    

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative          

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council

Councillor Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council     

Commissioner Rex Williams Environment Canterbury      

Herewini Banks Te Hapu o Ngati Wheke/Rapaki     

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Runanga     

Andrew Congalton Community Representative     

Chris Kelliher Community Representative    

Robert Wynn-Williams Community Representative           

Kevin Brown Community Representative     

Lance Kenyon Community Representative  

Islay McLeod Community Representative    

 

 

20 May 2016

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.       Apologies................................................................................................................................... 4

2.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes.......................................................................................... 4

3.       Matters Arising from the Minutes........................................................................................... 4

4.       Deputations by Appointment.................................................................................................. 4

5.       Identification of Urgent Items.................................................................................................. 4

6.       Identification of General Public Contribution........................................................................ 4

7.       Correspondence
- Styx-Purakaunui Living Laboratory Trust
- Kate Sheppard: Mahinga Kai Exemplar...............................................................................
11

8.       Groundwater: Christchurch's Drying Streams: Management Actions............................... 15

9.       Biodiversity - Immediate Steps Funding Project Proposals................................................. 23

10.     Stormwater Presentation....................................................................................................... 29

11.     Christchurch River Pollution Problems and Possible Solutions.......................................... 31

12.     Working Group Updates......................................................................................................... 33

13.     Zone Facilitator and Manager Updates................................................................................. 41   

 

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 May 2016

 

 

 

 

1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 28 April 2016 be confirmed (refer page 5).

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 May 2016

 

 

 

                                                   

 

 

 

Christchurch West Melton Water Management

Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 28 April 2016

Time:                                    6.00pm

Venue:                                 Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre,
Corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

 

 

Present

Deputy Chair

Members

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative

Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council        

Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council

Rex Williams Environment Canterbury           

Herewini Banks Te Hapu o Ngati Wheke/Rapaki     

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Runanga     

Andrew Congalton Community Representative

Kevin Brown Community Representative     

Lance Kenyon Community Representative  

 

 

27 April 2016

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

 

 

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The meeting opened with a Karakia from Peter Ramsden.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00001

It was resolved on the motion of Councillor Cotter, seconded by Member Brown that the apologies from Arapata Reuben, Chris Kelliher, Robert Wynn-Williams and Islay McLeod be accepted.

Councillor Cotter/Member Brown                                                                                                                       Carried

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00002

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 be confirmed.

Member Kenyon/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                     Carried

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

         There were no matters arising.

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

 

         Christchurch River Pollution Problems, and Possible Solutions was a document tabled by Suzanne Furkert regarding sources of pollution, such as copper and zinc, and faecal contamination from ducks, with suggested possible solutions to the contamination problems.

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

 

John Baird, Department of Conservation, raised the issue of a Sediment and Erosion Control Plan for a mountain bike park.

 

 

 

 

7.   Update from Working Groups

 

         Updates were received from each Working Group.

        

         The Committee agreed to consider at its next meeting how it engages with Community Boards.

 

Mr Congalton arrived at 6.40pm.

 

 

Staff Recommendation

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

2.         Provides feedback on the activities of each Working Group.

3.         Supports the next steps proposed by each Working Group.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00003

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.              Receives the reports from the Working Groups:

Addington Brook

Riccarton Paeroa Reserve

Cashmere

Heathcote/Ōpāwaho

Groundwater/Drylands

Communication and Engagement

Regional Committee.

2.         Receives the feedback on the activities of each Working Group.

3.         Supports the next steps proposed by each Working Group.

4.         Agrees the Heathcote Working Group is replaced by two liaison representatives of the Zone Committee, Islay McLeod and Suzanne Furkert, to work with the Heathcote and Avon River Networks.

 

Commissioner Williams/Member Banks                                                                                                            Carried

 

8.   Immediate Steps Funding Proposals

 

Staff Recommendation

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Agree to endorse the Immediate Steps Working Group's decision/refer to the Immediate Steps Working Group for further discussion.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00004

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Agree to endorse the Immediate Steps Working Group's decision.

 

Councillor Hasson/Member Congalton                                                                                                              Carried

 

9.   5 Year Outcomes - Environment Canterbury Operational Work

 

Staff and Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00005

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee recommend:

         That the 5 Year Outcomes and Milestones are adopted in Report 1 (below), and the following Zone Committee members are confirmed as sponsors for the 6 Outcomes:

 

Outcome 1

·     Stormwater is treated to a better standard at source and the public stormwater network’s ability to treat stormwater has improved – Zone Committee Sponsor:  Pauline Cotter

Outcome 2

·     Community Commitment has increased – Zone Committee Sponsor:  Islay McLeod or Lance Kenyon

Outcome 3

·     Biodiversity has been improved – Zone Committee Sponsor:  Andrew Congalton

Outcome 4

·     Health of priority catchments have improved – Zone Committee Sponsor:  Rex Williams

Outcome 5

·     Groundwater has been safeguarded for multiple uses and water has been used efficiently – Zone Committee Sponsor:  Kevin Brown

Outcome 6

·     Waterways better provide for multiple recreation, relaxation and amenity uses – Zone Committee Sponsor:  Lance Kenyon or Suzanne Furkert

 

Member Kenyon/Member Banks                                                                                                                        Carried

 

10. Final Report on the Natural Environment Recovery Programme

 

Staff Recommendation

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the report.

2.         Provide feedback on the NERP progress report.

3.         Support the continuation of a natural environment partners' group and regular progress reports.

 

 

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00006

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Natural Environment Recovery Programme report.

2.         Support the continuation of a natural environment partners' group and regular progress reports.

 

Councillor Cotter/Member Brown                                                                                                                       Carried

 

 

 

 

 

11. Stormwater Management Plans

The Committee received a powerpoint presentation on Stormwater Management from Paul Dickson, Christchurch City Council.

 

Staff Recommendation

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the update report on Stormwater Management Plans.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00007

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the update report on Stormwater Management Plans and continue discussion at the next Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting.

 

Member Brown/Member Congalton                                                                                                                 Carried

 

12. Environment Canterbury Compliance Report

Councillor Cotter departed at 7.58pm.

Discussion was held about riparian zones and river beds being worked on at the same date.  The Committee agreed to ask the Christchurch City Council to consider changing the date from January to June each year.

 

Staff and Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00008

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the report.

 

Councillor Hasson/Member Kenyon                                                                                                                   Carried

 

13  General Business - On-line Library Portal

 

Andrew Congalton raised the matter of an on-line portal through Environment Canterbury for a library of all documents received, how they are used and stored.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00009

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee accept the idea of a library of documents.

 

Member Furkert/Member Kenyon                                                                                                                     Carried

 

   

The meeting closed with a Karakia from Peter Ramsden.

 

Meeting concluded at 8.19pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 26TH DAY OF MAY 2016.

 

Arapata Reuben

Chairperson

 


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5.        Correspondence
- Styx-Purakaunui Living Laboratory Trust
- Kate Sheppard: Mahinga Kai Exemplar

Reference:

16/579075

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 7064273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report provides the Committee with correspondence received from the Styx-Pūrākaunui Living Laboratory Trust, and from the Chair of Avon Otakaro Incorporated on the Avon-Otakaro Network.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the correspondence from the Styx Living Laboratory Trust Board of Management and nominates (member) to join that Board.

2.         Receives the correspondence on the Avon-Otakaro Network and supports the Network by (xxx)

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

Styx-Purakaunui Living Laboratory Trust

12

b  

Avon Otakaro Network

13

 

 

Signatories

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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8.        Groundwater: Christchurch's Drying Streams: Management Actions

Reference:

16/579458

Contact:

Prof Bryan Jenkins

Enter email address

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report provides the Committee with background on why the spring fed streams to the west of the City are drying up and possible actions that could be taken.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives and discusses the report.

2.         Identifies what the Zone Committee may wish to do with this information.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

Christchurch's Drying Streams: Management Actions

16

 

 

Signatories

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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9.        Biodiversity - Immediate Steps Funding Project Proposals

Reference:

16/580115

Contact:

Helen Greenep

helen.greenep@ecan.govt.nz

027 2256419

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to endorse the allocation of Immediate Steps funding for the proposed projects.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Support the two proposed projects

-      Cashmere Stream Enhancement $16,420

-      Paeroa Reserve Stream Enhancement $2,930.

 

          Biodiversity Working Group Recommendation

             To be advised during the meeting.

 

 

 

3.   Key Points

Christchurch West Melton Zone has $100,000/year Immediate Steps funding for five years. To date the Zone Committee has endorsed the allocation of $405,000 funding towards 21 projects.

 

There is currently $95,000 of Immediate Steps funding yet to be allocated from the total $500,000 available for projects. Note that funding can be rolled over to subsequent years, and as the Christchurch West Melton zone biodiversity allocation was delayed a year, the original funding has been extended by a year. The end of this funding period is 30 June 2016.

 

Helen Greenep, Environment Canterbury (Biodiversity Officer) has assessed the proposed projects   against Immediate Steps project criteria. The Zone Committee’s Immediate Steps Working Group (Arapata Reuben, Lance Kenyon and Les Wanhalla) have been provided with full details of the project assessments.

 

Table 1: Proposed project for funding consideration

Proposed project*

Project details in brief

Land tenure

Cultural Value**

Ecological score

Funding requested

(Total cost in brackets)

 

Cashmere Stream Enhancement Project

 

Proposed activities: Remove sediment and re-sculpt the banks, create meanders and plant banks with appropriate native species

Private

 

High – Led by community Group

19/39

$16,420

(>$56,420)

Paeroa Reserve Stream Enhancement Project

Proposed activities: Remove sediment and re-sculpt the banks to improve water flow, create riffles to improve habitat and plant banks with appropriate native species

 

Public

High – Led by community Group

15/39

$2,930

(>$52,930)

·    Total requested funding $19,350 from available funds 95,000.

·      *Further details of projects may be requested from Environment Canterbury Biodiversity Officer Helen.

·      ** Cultural assessment of the project may be presented at meeting.

 

Cashmere Stream Enhancement Project

Project Details

Applicant

Cashmere Stream Care Group

Project Location

85 Sutherlands Road

Habitat Type

Lowland Stream

Project Aim

To protect and enhance the ecology of Cashmere Stream

Project Outcomes

Improved water quality and stream health

Works

Re-contour the banks and create some meander. Fence and plant

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total (Applicant)

$16,420.00

$40,000

$56,420

 

 

 

 

Project Description

 This project is being led by the Cashmere Stream Care Group who are active in promoting and monitoring stream health in the Cashmere Stream catchment. The group have worked closely with landowners and CCC to bring this stream enhancement project together.

 

Prior to work beginning the group carried out baseline monitoring of water quality, fish and invertebrates. They also did this upstream and within a downstream tributary. Their intention is to monitor stream health and ecology into the future.

 

Planting this stretch of the stream now that the earthworks have been completed is important to provide shading and to complete the habitat enhancement.

 

The earthworks have been funded by the CCC and the Cashmere Stream Care Group have spent many volunteer hours in carrying out the baseline monitoring and liaising with CCC and the landowners.

 

I recommend that this project be supported.

 


 

 

Overall Assessment Scores

Criteria

Score

Comments

Ecological Assessment Score 

19/39

Cultural

High

 Driven by community group and landowners

Other Criteria Overall Rating

Medium

 

Immediate Steps Rating

High

 Spring heads,  priority catchment, led by community group

 

Project Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paeroa Reserve Stream Enhancement Project

Project Details

Applicant

West Riccarton Neighbourhood Support Group

Project Location

Paeroa Reserve

Habitat Type

Lowland Stream

Project Aim

·  Engage the local community and encourage involvement in the project

·  Improve water quality, stream flow and surrounding habitat

·  Increase biodiversity through increased native planting

·  Raise awareness of the importance of keeping gutters and drains clean

Project Outcomes

Improved habitat conditions within this length of the stream

Works

Remove historic sediment, re-contour the banks to narrow the flow path and increase water flow, and create riffles. Plant banks and surrounding area

 

Funding Requested

From ECAN

From Other Sources

Estimated Total (Applicant)

$2,930

$50,000

$52,930

 

Project Description

This project is being led by the West Riccarton Neighbourhood Support Group. It is within a catchment identified by the zone committee as a priority catchment.

 

The project is aimed at improving the ecology and biodiversity of the stream whilst engaging the local community.

I recommend that this project be supported.

 

Overall Assessment Scores

Criteria

Score

Comments

Ecological Assessment Score  

15/39

 

Cultural

High

This project has a huge community engagement component

Immediate Steps Rating

High 

 Zone committee priority catchment

 

Project Map

 

 

Attachments

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Signatories

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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10.    Stormwater Presentation

Reference:

16/579952

Contact:

Andrew Congalton

Enter email address

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report provides the Committee with a stormwater presentation by Andrew Congalton.  The report is provided under separate cover.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the stormwater presentation.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.

 

Signatories

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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11.    Christchurch River Pollution Problems and Possible Solutions

Reference:

16/579825

Contact:

Suzanne Furkert

Enter email address

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

This report provides the Committee with some solutions to common contaminants in Christchurch waterways.  This report was tabled at the Zone Committee meeting 28 April 2016 but the Committee did not have time to discuss it.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives and discusses the report.

2.         Identifies what the Zone Committee may wish to do with this information.

 

 

3.   Key Points

 

Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Lead (Pb) pollution – primary sources: roofing materials and vehicle brake pads

Fecal contamination – primary sources: ducks/geese and dogs

 

Possible Solutions

 

Roofing materials

The best solution is to apply coatings to seal the metallic surfaces from the rain.  A secondary solution would be to treat the stormwater before it leaves the property to remove the heavy metals.

 

·        Short term - Education on the benefits of coating/painting roofs. Primary target residential and commercial building owners.

·        Medium/long term - A council requirement that all new builds have coated roofs, or install a heavy metal extraction system on the property that must be maintained for the life of the building.

Zincalume roofs are relatively simple and cheap to paint.

Cu can have ageing platina applied to attain the desired weathered look before a clear coating is applied.

Pb should no longer be a problem as it is now only supplied pre coated.

·        Medium term - Education focused on architects and roofing material suppliers.

 

Brake pads

The vast majority of brake pads used are semi-metallic ones which incorporate large quantities of Zn and Cu, as far as I can tell the reason for this is tradition.  There have been alternative pads made called organic pads that are designed to remove the environmental problems of semi-metallics.  These are available in New Zealand, have at least as good performance as common semi-metallics, and are no more expensive that the standard manufacture equivalent brake pads that are generally used.  Organic pads are also available for trucks/heavy vehicles.

 

·    Short term – Education, focused on installers and sellers of brake pads.

-      Stipulate labeling on pads indicating their environmental impact.

 

·        Medium term – An incentive for people to use organic brake pads, I think most people put on the cheapest pads with decent performance, and usually semi metallics are used because that is what has always been used. 

 

I would suggest putting an environmental tax on semi-metallic pads to reflect the true cost the environmental damage that they do.  This will add no extra cost to the average householder, as they can use the available organic pads with no extra expense.  The tax could be used for water quality improvements.   A tax of about 20% or more would probably be needed to significantly affect people's decision making, as at an average cost of $70 the pad cost is only a small fraction of having your pads changed (average labour cost of just over $200).

 

         Fecal contamination

The main problem is dog, duck and goose poo.  While the dogs are under human control the birds are not.  Ducks are fed which encourages them, but a lot of the problem is the geese that primarily feed on grass.

 

·        Education – for dog poo a leaflet or online note when dogs are registered to let people know that damage caused to the waterways by their dog would be a possibility.

-     Regarding feeding ducks, this is a problem but it also has many benefits in educating children about ducks/eels/fish/gulls and adding appreciation of our waterways.  Perhaps people could be encouraged to feed ducks out of the water, but this would only be effective if there were sufficient plantings to filter the water before it entered the rivers.

 

·        Plantings – If the river banks were not shaved but had plant growth on them such as low but dense native grasses/tussocks, then the plants would trap the fecal matter and enable it to be absorbed into the soil rather than washing straight into the rivers in rain events.  This would work for dog and avian fecal matter.  It would also help with reducing erosional sediment influx during flood events.  Native grasses/tussocks are also a lot less appealing to geese, so would help reduce their numbers around rivers.  The increased cost of plantings would be offset by the money saved in not having to shave the banks a few times every year.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

Signatories

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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12.    Working Group Updates

Reference:

16/581387

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 7064273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

This report updates the Committee on the activities of each working group over the last month and the next steps each group are working on.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

2.         Provides feedback on the activities of each Work Group.

3.         Supports the next steps proposed by each Working Group.

 

 

3.   Key Points

Industrial/Business Catchment Working Group – Andrew Congalton
Priority catchments: Addington, Riccarton and Haytons

 

What are we trying to achieve in 5 years (2020)

·    Addington Brook improve catchment health – contact recreation by 2020 and swimmable by 2030 (linking to Zone Implementation Programmes (ZIP's)

Meets agreed standards as set out by the 5 year ‘living’ Integrated Catchment Management Plan to be developed by June 2016

·    Riccarton Stream improve catchment health (linking to ZIP’s)

Completion of physical elements of community project at Paeroa Reserve by June 2016 and planting using the project as a platform to raise awareness of urban stormwater issues in a residential catchment and best practice

Meets agreed standards as set out by the 5 year ‘living’ Integrated Catchment Management Plan to be developed by 2018

·    Haytons Brook improve catchment health (linking to ZIP’s)

Meets agreed standards as set out by the 5 year ‘living’ Integrated Catchment Management Plan to be developed by 2018

What have we done since we last met?

·    Addington Brook – final report on the MEDSA model

Reported in the Star  May (30 tonnes of suspended solids over a year 14 tonnes from car parks, 8.8 tonnes from roads and 7 tonnes from roofs. 340 kg of zinc and 17 kg copper)

·    Riccarton Paeroa Reserve  - awaiting finalised programme of work from CCCNext steps?

·    Addington Brook -   Use hot spot area to raise awareness with businesses incorporating drain checks into a regular maintenance programme  

·    Riccarton  - planting dates pencilled in 18, 19 June or 25,26 June (this may change)

·    Talk to Community Boards

 


Rural Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben
Priority catchment – Cashmere

 

What are we trying to achieve in 5 years (2020)?

·    Reduce sediment getting into Cashmere Stream (and therefore the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho and Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai)

·    Improve ecosystem health

What have we done since we last met?

·    We have met with EOS Ecology to receive the results of the sediment trials on Redmund Spur and a project to develop a relationship between clarity tube data and other sediment parameters.
We recommend the Committee hosts a workshop with EOS Ecology to present the trial results to the whole committee and invite members of the Banks Peninsula and Selwyn Waihora zone committees.
We recommend Environment Canterbury hosts a workshop with practitioners to present results and recommended changes to the Sediment Control Guidelines.

·    We discussed the restoration work Cashmere Stream Group and CCC have been doing on a stretch of waterway above Sutherlands Road (stream we visited during fieldtrip 17 December 2015) and current proposed Immediate Steps application. The working group is keen to see planting happen this winter.

Next steps

·    Share information from sediment trials and what this means for action on the ground.

·    Decide whether more research is needed or determine whether we are ready to take our findings out to landowners.

·    Clarify what we expect of landowners.

·    Celebrate good stuff – field trip, afternoon tea in and around Sutherlands Road.

 

Groundwater /Drylands Working Group – Chris Kelliher

 

What are we trying to achieve in 2 years (2018)?

 

·    Know how much water is available for use.

·    Understand the landownership pattern within the protection zone.

·    Understand the threats to Christchurch’s groundwater system.

·    Identify how we can protect this resource for future generations.

What have we done since we last met?

·    Met with Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury staff and Golder Associates to discuss the draft 3rd report on the groundwater resource of Christchurch.

·    Discussed Professor Bryan Jenkins paper on Christchurch’s Drying Streams - presented to be present presented to the Zone Committee 26 May.

Next steps?

·    Provide comments on the draft Golder report – present and discuss the Golder report and possible actions for the Committee at the next meeting

·    Committee’s actions from Professor Jenkins paper

 


Communication and Engagement – Arapata

 

What are we trying to achieve in the next 5 years (2020)?

 

·    Raise awareness

State of the waterways, their values and issues

Actions individuals and groups can take

Individual and groups doing good stuff

·    Inspire action

 

What have we done since we last met?

 

·    Met with;

CCC Infrastructure and Environment Committee 5 May
Recommendations:

§ “That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee receive the information in the Christchurch-West Melton, Banks Peninsula and Selwyn-Waihora zone committees’ annual reports”

§ “…the Council support the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee to work with Environment Canterbury and other Territorial Authorities to ask Central Government to develop national measures and industry standards to reduce contaminants from metal roofs and brake pads to improve water quality.”

Met with Christchurch City Council 26 May to present the Annual Report

·    Star article 12 May 2016 “Heavy metals flow through to Avon River” (attached)

 

Next steps?

·    Convene a Working Group meeting and update our communication plan.

·    Discuss with Youth engagement teams from both CCC and ECan the programmes they currently teach in schools

 


Biodiversity – Immediate Steps funding – Arapata Reuben

 

What are we trying to achieve in the next 5 years (2020)?

 

·    Increase indigenous species diversity, abundance and improved ecological health by providing funding to individuals, landowners and community groups.

·    Raise awareness of biodiversity and ecological values of the Christchurch West Melton zone.

What have we done since we last met?

 

·    Reviewed three project proposals

·    Recommend funding

Cashmere Stream

Paeroa Reserve

 

Next steps?

·    Continue to receive and review project applications for Immediate Steps biodiversity funding.

·    Review the Immediate Steps application process.

 

 


Regional Committee – Les Wanhalla

 

Last regional committee meeting 12 April.

Next meeting 14 June.

 

 


Liaison with community groups – Islay McLeod / Suzanne Furkert
Priority groups:

 

What are we trying to achieve in 5 years (2020)?

·    Ensure we compliment and build on each other’s work to improve the health of Christchurch’s water resources.

What have we done since we last met?

·    Participated in the Mother of all Clean Ups 7 May (as per photograph below).

Next Steps

·    Review who are the groups we should liaise with and where we have potential for the greatest effect.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

Signatories

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 May 2016

 

 

 

 

13.    Zone Facilitator and Manager Updates

Reference:

16/581559

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 7064273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report provides the Committee with a verbal update from the Zone Facilitor, Lesley Woudberg and Manager, Paul Hulse.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes the updates.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

Article on heavy metal flows to Avon River

42

b  

Media Release - Ravensdown

43

 

 

Signatories

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 May 2016

 

 

 

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

26 May 2016

 

 

 

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