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 23 June 2016

Time:                                    6.00pm

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

 

 

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  

 

 

16 June 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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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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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.       Stormwater Education Programme...................................................................................... 11

8.       Immediate Steps Fund - Proposed Introduction of Funding Cycles................................... 15

9.       Updates Working Groups....................................................................................................... 21

10.     Zone Committee 5 Year Outcome Sponsors......................................................................... 27

11.     Update - Zone Facilitator and Manager................................................................................ 31

12.     Update - Nutrient Management and Waitaki Sub-region Plan Change (Plan Change 5) 43   

 

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

23 June 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, 26 May 2016 be confirmed (refer page 2).

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

23 June 2016

 

 

 

                                                   

 

 

 

Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 26 May 2016

Time:                                     6.07pm                                                                       

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury Office, 200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tuahuriri Rūnanga    

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative          

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council

Councillor Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council     

Commissioner Rex Williams Environment Canterbury      

Herewini Banks Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rāpaki     

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Rūnanga     

Andrew Congalton Community Representative     

Chris Kelliher Community Representative    

Kevin Brown Community Representative     

Lance Kenyon Community Representative  

Islay McLeod Community Representative    

 

 

25 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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The meeting opened with a Karakia from Peter Ramsden for the first hui of the Zone Committee held in Environment Canterbury’s new building.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00010

It was resolved on the motion of Member Reuben, seconded by Member Furkert that the apology from Robert Wynn-Williams be accepted.

Member Reuben/Member Furkert                                                                                                                    Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00011

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

Member Brown/Member Furkert                                                                                                                       Carried

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

·           Page 6, Item 6, John Baird amended to read John Benn

·           Page 8, Item 9, Lance Kenyon confirmed for Outcome 2

            

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

Nil

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

 

Nil

 

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

 

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00012

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the correspondence from the Styx Living Laboratory Trust Board of Management and nominates Commissioner Rex Williams to join that Board.

2.         Receives the correspondence on the Avon-Otakaro Network.

Councillor Cotter/Member Reuben                                                                                                                    Carried

 

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

 

The Zone Committee received a presentation by Professor Bryan Jenkins, Waterways Centre: University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, titled “Drying Reaches of the Avon River – Implications for Management”.  The presentation is available at the following link  

http://ecan.govt.nz/publications/Council/drying-reaches-avon-chwmzc20160526.pdf

 

Professor Jenkins responded to questions from Committee members about the content of the presentation.

At this time the Committee received the Groundwater/Drylands Working Group update by Chris Kelliher (relating to Item 12 on the agenda).

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00013

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

2.         Identifies that the Zone Committee holds a Groundwater and Drying Streams workshop prior to its next meeting.

 

Member Reuben/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

9.   Biodiversity - Immediate Steps Funding Project Proposals

 

Arapata Reuben spoke to the report on the allocation of Immediate Steps funding for the enhancement of the Cashmere Stream and Paeroa Reserve Stream.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00014

Joint Committee Decision

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.

 

Member Furkert/Member McLeod                                                                                                                    Carried

 

10. Stormwater Presentation

 

The Committee received a presentation by Andrew Congalton on Stormwater.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00015

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.             Receives the information in the Stormwater presentation.

 

2.             That the Committee includes this information at its Groundwater and Drying Streams Workshop.

 

Councillor Hasson/Member Kelliher                                                                                                                   Carried

 

11. Christchurch River Pollution Problems and Possible Solutions

 

The Committee considered a report on common contaminants, Copper, Zinc and Lead, in Christchurch waterways, and some possible solutions to alleviate the contamination.

·         Roofing materials – education on painting Zincalume roofs

·         Semi-metallic brake pads – education via MTA around brake pad sales and alternative organic pads available

·         Faecal contamination – change the practise of shaving riverbanks.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00016

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

2.         Requests staff to report back to the Committee on the progress of each idea raised.

Member Furkert/Member Reuben                                                                                                                    Carried

 

12. Working Group Updates

 

Councillor Hasson thanked the Communication and Engagement team for the way it was portraying information on water issues through the news media, that not all is well with our water and to achieve some change we all needed to do something.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00017

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

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

Member Reuben/Member Kelliher                                                                                                                    Carried

 

13. Zone Facilitator and Manager Updates

 

Mr Hulse introduced Nick Moody, Pollution Prevention Advisor for Environment Canterbury to the Zone Committee members. 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00018

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

 

1.         Notes the updates.

Member Reuben/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

Islay McLeod tendered her resignation from the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee and advised this would be her last meeting she would attend.  The Chairperson thanked Mrs McLeod for her contribution, enthusiasm and knowledge working with communications.

 

The meeting closed with a Karakia from Peter Ramsden.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 8.33pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 23RD DAY OF JUNE 2016

 

Arapata Reuben

Chairperson

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

23 June 2016

 

 

 

 

7.        Stormwater Education Programme

Reference:

16/695251

Contact:

Jocelyn Papprill

jocelyn.papprill@ecan.govt.nz

027 703 0772

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

This report updates the Committee on the education programme available to Christchurch schools on stormwater.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the Stormwater Education Programme report.

2.         Considers how this programme can assist the work of the Zone Committee to reduce levels of contamination before it enters the City’s stormwater network.

 

 

3.   Background

In June 2015 the Zone Committee developed a position paper on stormwater for the next 25 years.  The Committee recognised the resourcing limitations the City Council faces.  The Committee promoted “non-structural” initiatives as an affordable addition to the City Council’s approach to improving the quality of stormwater.  Such approaches included:

·        Working with the community to improve stormwater quality and reduce quantity before it gets into the network.

·        Targeting “hotspot” catchments (e.g. Addington Brook) with proactive pollution prevention campaigns.

·        Setting performance indicators i.e. 10% reduction in contaminant loads in the Avon/Ōtākaro catchment by 2020 by non-structural initiatives.

This paper provides a brief summary of the Stormwater Education programme run in Christchurch schools by Environment Canterbury and invites the Committee to note such resources are available and how greater use could be made of such resources.

 

Education Programme

 

The Youth Engagement team at Environment Canterbury has developed an inquiry learning resource for schools that has a focus on stormwater http://tinyurl.com/gktyny9

 

This free Stormwater education resource is aimed at year 7/8 students and delves into the big issues – where the water comes from, where it goes, why it is contaminated, and what effect this has on the quality of surface waterways.  It also describes actions that schools, individuals and communities can take to help improve urban stormwater quality, to protect the unique stream environments that make up our towns.

 

Since its inception in late 2013 only three schools have tackled the whole unit with a number more integrating aspects of it into units of learning the school already had developed.  When working with schools on the unit our team brings in Environment Canterbury ‘experts’ (from relevant zone implementation teams) where appropriate to ensure clear information is delivered, and also seeks to work alongside Christchurch City Council educators (where a school is using them also) to reinforce appropriate information.

 

 

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8.        Immediate Steps Fund - Proposed Introduction of Funding Cycles

Reference:

16/692306

Contact:

Paul Hulse

paul.hulse@ecan.govt.nz

027 535 0549

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

This report provides to the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee a number of options for the introduction of funding a cycle/s to its current Immediate Steps Fund.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee adopts Option 1 as set out below:

1.         The Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee will aim to allocate up to 80% of the total Immediate Steps funds allocated to the Christchurch West Melton zone at the November Zone Committee meeting of each financial year.

2.         The Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee will allocate the difference (approximately 20%) in the second half of the financial year for any projects that come to its attention after the November meeting but before the end of the financial year.

 

3.         Staff develop and implement all necessary changes to implement the agreed contestable process and period in time for the 2016/17 financial year (starts 01 July 2016).

 

 

3.   Key Points

 

Option 1 best utilises staff resources (Biodiversity resources = 0.5 FTE) and advertising and offers the most flexibility in having a part contestable process while still allowing for other projects to come to the Zone Committee throughout the year.

 

Option 2

1      Applications are received two times in each financial year

 

·     Submitted by end of August for decision by end of November

·     Submitted by end of February for decision by end of May.

 

2      The Christchurch, West Melton Zone Committee will aim to allocate 100% of the total Immediate Steps funds allocated to the Christchurch West Melton zone by the May Zone Committee meeting of each financial year.

 

3      Staff develop and implement all necessary changes to implement the agreed contestable process and period in time for the 2016/17 financial year (starts 01 July 2016).

Option 3

1      No change to the current funding cycles (able to receive applications throughout the financial year).

 

2      The Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee will aim to allocate 100% of the total Immediate Steps funds allocated to the Christchurch West Melton zone by the end of each financial year.

 

4.   Background

 

Since 2011 the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee has allocated the Immediate Steps fund to support biodiversity projects in the zone.  Each year $100,000 is available for eligible projects to support ecosystem health and biodiversity.

 

Currently Immediate Steps funds are distributed throughout the financial year as projects are brought to the attention of the Immediate Steps subcommittee and eventually the full committee.  The process is supported by the zone team’s Biodiversity Officer.

 

At the 7 April 2016 Immediate Steps Working Group meeting, the members reviewed all three options and asked staff to investigate a fourth option.  The idea of a fourth option would be to introduce two funding cycles for applications under $10K and have a third round for applications over $10K.  Staff investigated this option but felt there was currently not the sufficient resource in the team required to run the various rounds. 

 

The current Biodiversity Officer assigned to the Zone Committee also covers the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee and it was felt that given her commitments in both Zones this option could not be resourced sufficiently at this time.

 

Awareness of Immediate Steps Fund

 

Currently there is no specific advertising undertaken towards the Christchurch West Melton Immediate Steps fund.  The awareness of the fund and the ability for the community to access it mostly comes down to the existing relationships and community knowledge that the Biodiversity Officer has in within the zone.

 

The proposed changes will make it easier to effectively advertise the fund in a targeted and efficient manner. By being more strategic in advertising we hope to raise awareness amongst the community of the fund and therefore make it easier to allocate 100% of the funds each year.

 

Why Change?

 

Currently each project is considered on a case by case basis.  The introduction of a contestable process targeted towards a specific timeframe will ensure that the majority of applications are assessed at the same time.  This will also allow the committee to have ‘full sight’ of the majority of applications and will result in the ability to compare similar projects against each other to ensure funding is directed to the best (in terms of biodiversity outcomes and value for money) projects.

 

If the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee change their Immediate Steps allocation process to an agreed period of time each year then the following benefits would develop as a result:

·    Ability to effectively and efficiently advertise the Immediate Steps fund within an agreed point in time to best engage with a wide sector of community which in turn should result in new projects emerging.

·    Effective advertisement of the fund through the local papers and also the results after each project.  

·    Encourage groups and individuals to align their own projects within a contestable framework and timeframe.

·    Each project can be compared against the next to ensure alignment to agreed priorities and ensure the best value for money projects are supported.

·    Greater ability to allocate up to 80% of the Christchurch West Melton Immediate Steps fund within the financial year.

·    Ability to retain some flexibility and discretion as approximately 20% of the funds can be held back to fund projects that may only be brought to the attention of the committee after the contestable period closes.

·    Applicants being required to provide a final/formal feedback to the Zone committee on completion of their project.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

 

 


 

The proposed calendar for Immediate Steps funding allocation for Option 1 is detailed in Table 1.

 

Table 1.

Option 1: Immediate Steps Funding Process 2016-2017 

 

IS Process

Starting

Ending

Phase 1, Advertising of Fund and Process

July

August

Phase 2, Assesment & Ranking of Applications

August

October

Phase 3, Staff Reccomendations to Sub Committee

October

November

Phase 4, Committee Meeting to allocate 80 % of funds

November

November

Phase 5, Agrrements drafted & Issued

November

March

Phase 6, Projects commence

Late November

June

PHase 7, Remaining funds allocated

January

June

 

Option 2 Immediate Steps Funding Process 2016-2017

 

IS Process

Starting

Ending

Phase 1 Advertising Fund and Process

July

Mid -August

Phase 2 Assesment & Ranking of Applications

Mid- August

October

Phase 3 Staff Reccomendations to Sub Committee and approval from Zone Committee

October

November

Phase 4 2nd Round of Advertising

November

February

Phase 5 Assesment & Ranking of Applications

February

April

Phase 6 Staff Reccomendations to Sub Committee and approval from Zone Committee

April

May

PHase 7 Remaining funds allocated

June

June


 

2015-16 Immediate steps Decision Matrix

Priority Rating

 

One

Meets all eligibility criteria and contributes significantly to Funding Outcomes and Priorities.  Highly recommended for funding.

 

 

Two

Meets all eligibility criteria and contributes to Funding Outcomes and Priorities.  Recommended for funding.

 

 

Three

Meets all eligibility criteria and contributes to Funding Outcomes and Priorities but to a lesser extent than Priority 2 applications.  Not recommended for funding.

 

 

Four

Meets all eligibility criteria and has minimum contribution to Funding Outcomes and Priorities / Insufficient information provided by applicant (in application and after request from Advisor) / Other funding sources more appropriate.  Not recommended for funding.

 

[Insert Ref no and change colour to suit priority rating]

Organisation Name

Project Name and Description

Project Details

Project Funding

Total Cost

Amount of IS Requested

Staff Recommendation

[Insert Priority and colour]

 

 

 

No of Staff:                      

No of Volunteers:           

No of Volunteer hours:

Number of participants:

User fees:                         Nil

 

ECan funding history (this project only)

$XXXXX

 

Other sources of funding (this project only)

[Insert Fund] [Insert] $XXXXX

Funds on Hand - $XXXXX

 

$XXXXXXX

$XXXXX

Which equates to:

XX% percent of the total project requested

Contribution sought towards:

Salary/Wages - $XXXX

Administration - $XXXX

Plants - $XXXX

Maintenance - $XXXX

Volunteer Expenses - $XXXX

 

$ XXXX

That the Christchurch, West Melton Zone Committee makes a grant of $XXXX to [Insert org] for the [insert project] for [insert what will completed].

 

 

Organisation Details

Service Base:                         [Insert Base]

Council Facility:

Legal Status:

Established:

Staff – paid:                           

Staff – unpaid:                       

Target groups:                       

 

Networks:                               

Audited accounts:                 

Organisation Description/Objectives:

 

ECan Funding History

 

Alignment with Zone Committee Priorities

 

How much will the project do? (Measures)

 

Biodiversity Improvement / Community Involvement/Engagement

 

Staff Assessment

 

 


 


 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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 9.       Updates Working Groups

Reference:

16/696582

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

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 Update Working Groups report.

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

3.         Provides guidance on the next steps proposed by each Working Group.

 

 

3.   Updates - Working Groups

 

Urban Contaminant 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)

o Meets agreed standards as set out by the 5 year ‘living’ Integrated Catchment Management Plan to be developed by June 2017

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

o 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

o 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)

o 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 received on the MEDSA model

·    Research on alternatives, costs, awareness and what other countries are doing (Suzanne Furkert)

·    Riccarton Paeroa Reserve - work underway – started 30 May, expected to be underway for 4 weeks

·    Met with the University of Canterbury Waterscape Advisory Group 16 June 2016.

 

Next steps?

·    Presentation to the Zone Committee on the MEDUSA model scheduled for July meeting.

·    Addington Brook – visits to raise awareness with businesses incorporating drain checks into a regular maintenance programme.  

·    Riccarton Paeroa Reserve – Erosion Sediment Control day scheduled for end of June (immediately post works) community planting and clean up day scheduled for end September 2016.

 


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 to be updated and discuss all milestones.

·    Restoration of Cashmere Stream headwaters upstream of Sutherlands Road – actions are underway to organise fencing and planting.

·    Erosion and Sediment Control field trial – final technical report due end of June 2016. Letter to ECan and CCC with suggested updates to Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines and consent conditions due end of June 2016. Survey questions for industry finalised by end of June 2016. Scoping design of workshop underway, which will link several current and new erosion and sediment control related projects in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula with industrial audience and hosting and involvement of Christchurch-West Melton, Banks Peninsula, and Selwyn Waihora Zone Committees.

·    TSS – Clarity – Turbidity project – for of the six sampling rounds completed, data is helping form clear relationships. Larger storms that produce dirtier water are needed to fill gaps.

·    Hoon Hay Valley stream restoration project now a possibility again, as CCC has purchased land from the landowner who pulled out.

·    Erosion and Sediment Control Guide revision – project scoping is underway so content and way communicated best meets needs of users and provides adequate guidance.

·    We have agreed on an approach towards meeting individually with key agricultural landowners to develop Farm Environment Plans.

·    As the first step of getting a good understanding of current and future work in the catchment, we have requested CCC staff pull together their current and proposed work.

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, and Environment Canterbury staff and Golder Associates provided comments on the draft 3rd report on the groundwater resource of Christchurch.

·    Workshopped with the whole Committee Professor Bryan Jenkins’ paper on Christchurch’s Drying Streams – 23 June 2016.

Next steps?

·    Develop actions for the Zone Committee to champion in response to Professor Jenkins’ paper and the Golder report.

 


Communication and Engagement – Arapata Reuben

 

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

Individuals and groups doing good stuff

·    Inspire action

 

What have we done since we last met?

 

·    Met with:

Christchurch City Council on 26 May 2016 to present the Zone Committee Annual Report

Met with ITE Committee on 2 June 2016 to provide a monthly update, discussion included:

§ interest in the outcomes of the sediment trials and what MEDUSA can tell us

§ keen to find ways to work better together

Prepared information for ITE 7 July 2016 meeting that includes:

§ research Suzanne Furkert has undertaken on copper brake pads, CCC discussion with other councils and cost to convert the ECan fleet to copper free brake pads

·    Media reports (attached)

Star 26 May “Water charges on the cards for city”

Star 26 May “Eco-friendly brake pads”

Press 31 May “Water-charging case – undeniably compelling”

ECan media release 31 May “Waimakariri wells surveyed to understand groundwater flow”

Star 2 June “Water,water everywhere, or is it?”

Nor’West News 7 June Letter to the Editor

Press 11 June “Copper – pretty but poisonous”

 

Next steps

 

·    Arapata Reuben is involved in making a short video on Otukaikino –intend to show it at the July Zone Committee meeting

·    Talk to Rotary meeting 18 July 2016

·    Workshop on water quality with recreation groups, Kerrs Reach – scheduled for Spring, discussions/scoping underway

·    Continue to implement our Communication Action Plan.

 


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 the Immediate Steps application process. An amended process is recommended – refer separate committee paper.

 

Next steps

 

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

 


Regional Committee – Les Wanhalla

 

The Regional Committee met 14 June 2016.  Topics discussed included:

 

·    Implications of climate change for Canterbury water resources and water demand.

·    Report from the Stormwater Regional Forum – implications of Plan Change 4 to the Land and Water Regional Plan and stormwater network consenting issues.

·    Biodiversity – MPI have agreed to alter the South Island management areas for long fin and short fin eels.

 

 


Liaison with community groups – Suzanne Furkert (supported by Shelley Washington)

 

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?

·    Attended the annual meeting of Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network 18 June 2016

·    MOU signed between Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust, Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury 10 June 2016.  The MOU means these organisations will continue to work together to gain community support and the involvement of other appropriate agencies, to implement the 2013 Ihutai Management Plan.  This is to achieve integrated environmental management of the Estuary/Ihutai.  It also means the Trust will be given an annual grant by each Council, an elected member or senior manager will be represented on the Trust Board, staff will attend meetings, and there will be a meeting between key people from the Trust and the Councils to find solutions to major agreed issues.

Next Steps

·    Review where we should focus our effort for greatest effect (i.e. keep in contact with, develop joint work programmes with, provide input at the governance level etc)

Community groups and networks

Community Boards.

 

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

23 June 2016

 

 

 

 

10.    Zone Committee 5 Year Outcome Sponsors

Reference:

16/694477

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

This report seeks to confirm to the Committee the role of a Sponsor with regards to the Christchurch West Melton 5 Year Outcomes and Milestones.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the Zone Committee 5 Year Outcome Sponsors report.

 

 

3.   Background

 

At the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting of 28 April 2016 the Committee confirmed sponsors for each of the 5 Year Outcomes.  There was a brief discussion as to what the role of a sponsor could be.  There was general agreement that the sponsor would be a ‘key point of contact’ for staff in the development and reporting of the integrated work plan. 

 

This paper attempts to provide more clarity to the Zone Committee with regards to the potential role of an ‘Outcome Sponsor’.

 

Key Contact

 

It is intended that each sponsor will be a ‘key point of contact’ for the relevant Environment Canterbury team member.  The sponsor being available (at a time and frequency that is acceptable to each sponsor) to liaise with staff to ensure that the various milestones that sit under each outcome are progressing to the satisfaction of the Zone Committee.

 

Governance Role

 

The sponsor should not have to be burdened by too much detail regarding the various projects which make up the broader work programme.  The sponsor is there to provide a connection for staff in terms of the Zone Committee’s direction and expectation, to test new ideas and concepts and obtain indicative feedback that sufficient progress is being made against the various milestones.

 

Community Interaction

 

The sponsor may wish to be more involved in some aspects of the work programme, especially where it is appropriate for a Zone Committee input or presence around a community initiative or interaction.  Current members of the committee already have good relationships with various groups and organisations and these contacts will support the overall work programme by being an advocate of the work we are doing and bringing information back to the Zone Committee. 


 

 

Updating the Zone Committee & Reporting

 

A designated sponsor for each outcome will ensure that there is a strong link between the work programme, achieving the various milestones and keeping Zone Committee informed on progress.  It is intended that the Zone Committee sponsor will be responsible for updating the Zone Committee against each individual outcome and how the milestones are progressing towards achieving the outcome.  The chairs of the various working groups will continue to update the full Zone Committee on actions over the previous month.  Formal quarterly reporting on the 5 Year Outcomes will remain the responsibility of the Zone Manager however each sponsor will be asked to provide feedback on a draft quarterly report before the final quarterly report is sent to the Zone Committee.

 

Meeting with staff

 

Each sponsor will be required to meet with staff to discuss progress in relation to the work programme.  Staff will be required to keep the sponsor updated on any new risks or opportunities that may arise from time to time.  It is recognised that each sponsor is extremely busy and the structure of these meetings, their length and frequency will be agreed with each sponsor at the outset.  Staff will continually look to ensure the right people are available to support the sponsor at each of these meetings and where opportunities to combine meetings (for example with working group meetings) staff will make these suggestions. 

 

Alignment with Working Groups

 

Consideration should be also given to the alignment between the integrated work programme (Environment Canterbury’s operational work programme) and the function of the various working groups.

 

One option could be to align the various outcomes to current working group structure. The sponsor will be focused on the big picture, the outcome and how the milestones are progressing towards achieving the outcome. The working group can provide input at a more detailed level where opportunities arise. Staff will make these suggestions. (Refer to Attachment 1).

 

Next Steps

 

Over the next month staff appointed to the various outcomes in the Christchurch West Melton Zone Team will make contact with each of the six Zone Committee ‘Outcome Sponsors’ to set up meetings with a view to providing updates as to the current progress of the integrated work programme and to start to plan the year ahead.

 

It is not expected that the creation of ‘outcome sponsors’ will result in additional work for Zone Committee members.  Any requirement to meet with staff will be able to be managed through the existing working group structures.

 


 

 

Attachment 1

 

 

 

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

23 June 2016

 

 

 

 

11.    Update - Zone Facilitator and Manager

Reference:

16/697050

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

This report is for the Committee to decide on meeting venues for the remainder of 2016.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the Meeting Venues report.

2.         Decides to meet at the following locations for the remainder of 2016:

a.         July –

b.         August –

c.         September –

d.         October –

e.         November -

 

 

3.   Key Points

 

The Committee has had a recent email conversation about where to hold monthly meetings.

 

The following venues are available.  The Committee may also wish to consider meeting on a marae and whether to choose a theme for each meeting.  Note: Working Groups have already suggested the July meeting focus on the Golder Groundwater Report and the MEDUSA model of stormwater contaminants.

 

·     Environment Canterbury – Tuam Street

 

·     Fendalton Service Centre

 

·     Beckenham Service Centre

 

·     Te Hāpua/Halswell Service Centre

 

·     South New Brighton Community Centre

 

·     Aranui Community Centre

 

 

4.   Media Reports

 

Media reports are attached for Committee members’ information.

 

 

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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

23 June 2016

 

 

 

 

12.    Update - Nutrient Management and Waitaki Sub-region Plan Change (Plan Change 5)

Reference:

16/697123

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

1.   Purpose of Report

This report provides the Committee with an update on the Plan Change 5 process.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Sub-region Plan Change 5 update report.

 

 

3.   Background

 

This paper has been provided to Zone Committees throughout the region to keep committee members informed of progress with Plan Change 5. It provides:

·     A brief recap on Plan Change 5

·     An update on submissions

·     A summary of confirmed hearing details

·     Anticipated timing of next progress update.

 

         Please visit the Plan Change 5 website for more details: www.ecan.govt.nz/lwrp-pc5

 

4.   Recap on Plan Change 5

 

Plan Change 5 was notified for submissions on 13 February 2016.  This Plan Change relates to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP).  It does not affect catchment-specific plans, or previous sub-region plan changes to the LWRP.

 

Part A of Plan Change 5 amends the region-wide nutrient management provisions by defining Good Management Practice and introducing the Farm Portal.  The Farm Portal is a web-based programme that translates the Good Management Practices into expected nitrogen loss rates for different farming activities in different conditions.  The Plan Change also addresses OVERSEER® version change-related issues by replacing nitrogen loss rate consenting thresholds with new thresholds based on hectares of irrigation and winter grazing of cattle.

 

While the policies in Plan Change 5 have legal effect, the amended rules in Part A do not until the statutory process is completed (when the Plan Change is made operative ~2017).  This avoids the complexity of having multiple sets of region-wide farming rules in effect at the same time.

 

Part B of the Plan Change applies only to the Waitaki Sub-region.  These amendments are built on the Part A amendments, but with tweaks and additions to reflect the outcomes of two collaborative processes led by the Upper Waitaki and Lower Waitaki- South Canterbury Coastal Streams Zone Committee.  Some of the proposed Part A rules (including farming activity and aquaculture rules for the Upper Waitaki) now have legal effect alongside the operative region-wide rules.

 

5.   Submissions

 

Submissions closed on 11 March 2016.  Copies of all submissions are now available from the Plan Change 5 website.

 

Some facts about submissions received are set out below:

 

129                      Number of submissions received.

2,574                  Total number of submission points across all submissions.

~ 50%                 Percentage of submission points on Part A (region-wide) amendments.

~ 30%                Percentage of submission points on Part B (Waitaki sub-region) amendments. The remainder of submission points are on amended provisions that would apply both region-wide, and in the Waitaki sub-region.

 

Further submissions closed on 13 May 2016.  Details of further submissions were not available at time of writing, but will be available shortly from the Plan Change 5 website.

 

6.   Hearing Details

 

Environment Canterbury has appointed an independent panel of Hearing Commissioners to hear submissions and then make recommendations on what form Plan Change 5 should take.  The hearing panel is chaired by ex-Environment Court Judge David Sheppard.

 

The Hearing Panel has now issued Minute 1.  Of particular note is that the hearing will be held at three different venues to ensure that all submitters may have opportunity to be heard.

 

Some key dates for the hearing are set out below.  For details please refer to Minute 1 which has been sent to all submitters and will soon be available on the Plan Change 5 website.

 

1 July 2016                                “Section 42a report” will be available from the Plan Change 5 website (a report from Council officers providing non-binding recommendations to the independent Hearing Panel)

22 July / 5 August 2016        Evidence deadlines for submitters

22 August 2016                       First day of the hearing at the Christchurch venue (Lincoln Events Centre)

6 September 2016                 First day of the hearing at the Oamaru venue (Oamaru Opera House)

4 October 2016                       First day of the hearing at the Omarama venue (Country Time Lodge).

 

7.   Next Update to Zone Committees

 

A summary of the Council’s Section 42a report to the Hearing Panel will be provided in July / August 2016.

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