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 27 April 2017

Time:                                    6.00pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

If you require access to the ECan building after the meeting has commenced, please phone Lesley Woudberg 027 706 4273

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tūāhuriri Rūnanga    

Suzanne Furkert Community Representative          

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council

Councillor Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council     

Councillor Tom Lambie Environment Canterbury   

Herewini Banks Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki     

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Rūnanga     

Andrew Congalton Community Representative     

Chris Kelliher Community Representative    

Robert Wynn-Williams Community Representative           

Kevin Brown Community Representative     

Lance Kenyon Community Representative  

 

 

20 April 2017

 

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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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

STAFF REPORTS

7.       Behaviour Change Proposal - Christchurch City Council

Clive Appleton, Natural Environment Team, Christchurch City Council will give a verbal update on the Council’s Behaviour Change Proposal.

8.       Immediate Steps Biodiversity Project Proposals.................................................................. 11

9.       Haytons Stream Catchment................................................................................................... 27

10.     Port Hills Fire Recovery

James Tricker will give a verbal update on the Port Hills Fire Recovery, including about the bus trip and the Fire Recovery Plan discussion document.

11.     Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust - Mother of All Clean Ups........................................ 37

12.     Update Working Groups - April 2017.................................................................................... 39

13.     Facilitator's Update - April 2017............................................................................................ 43   

 

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

27 April 2017

 

 

 

 

1.   Apologies

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 23 March 2017  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

27 April 2017

 

 

 

                                                   

 

 

 

Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 23 March 2017

Time:                                    4.30pm

Venue:                                 Fendalton Service Centre
Cnr Clyde and Jeffreys Roads

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben Tūāhuriri Rūnanga    

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council

Councillor Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council     

Tom Lambie Environment Canterbury            

Herewini Banks Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki     

Chris Kelliher Community Representative    

Robert Wynn-Williams Community Representative           

Kevin Brown Community Representative     

Lance Kenyon Community Representative  

 

 

22 March 2017

 

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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Arapata Reuben opened the meeting with a Karakia/Timatanga.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00008

That apologies for absence from Suzanne Furkert, Les Wanhalla and Andrew Congalton, and an apology for lateness from Pauline Cotter, be accepted.

Member Reuben/Member Kenyon                                                                                                                    Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00009

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 23 February 2017  be confirmed.

Member Kelliher/Member Kenyon                                                                                                                    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

 

 

Election of a Regional Representative for 2017

        

         At the 23 February 2017 meeting elections were held for the Chair, Deputy Chair and Regional Representative.  Les Wanhalla was unable to attend the meeting but was nominated as Regional Representative subject to his acceptance following the meeting.  He has subsequently declined the position. 

 

         Nominations were called for the appointment of Regional Representative.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00010

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee elect:

Lance Kenyon as Regional Representative for 2017.

Councillor Hasson/Member Brown                                                                                                                     Carried

 

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

 

Ken Rouse, Chair of the Cashmere Stream Care Group Committee addressed the Committee on the post fire situation on the Port Hills fire.  He tabled a newsletter from the Group titled The Stream regarding the immediate issues of erosion and sediment runoff that are facing the Cashmere Stream and Opawaho/Heathcote River catchments.  Copies of the newsletter will be forwarded to Committee members.

 

7.   Water Races - Selwyn District Council

 

Murray England, Asset Manager Water Services for the Selwyn District Council, provided a powerpoint on “The Future of Water Races Everything BUT Stock Water” and responded to questions.  Discussion included information about the closures of water races and the cost to maintain them.  It was noted there was a consultation process before closure of any water races.  The powerpoint will be forwarded to Committee members.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00011

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the report on the water race system managed by Selwyn District Council.

Member Reuben/Councillor Hasson                                                                                                                   Carried

 

8.   Groundwater/Drylands Working Group

 

Chris Kelliher reported to the Committee on the progress the Groundwater/Drylands Working Group has made to achieve its objectives to:

·    Know how much water is available to use

·    Understand the landownership pattern within the “protection zone”

·    Understand the threats to Christchurch’s groundwater system

·    Identify how the Working Group can protect this resource for future generations.

This included an inspection of the zone, checking a number of Overseer nutrient budgets in the zone, and indicated possible ways forward including managed augmentation of the groundwater and streams.

Discussion was held about whether the current regulations and rules in the Plans achieve the Zone Committee’s objectives and policies. It was noted that after five years a review of the Land and Water Regional Plan was required to determine its efficiency and effectiveness (i.e. 2022).

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00012

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the Groundwater/Drylands Working Group report.

2.         Agrees as the next step to safeguard the groundwater quality and flows for multiple uses (as per the Christchurch West Melton Zone Implementation Programme Priority Issue 4.1).

Member Kelliher/Member Reuben                                                                                                                    Carried

9.   Port Hills Fire - Recovery

 

The Committee received an update on the fire recovery work on the Port Hills.  James Tricker reported that meetings will be held during the week of 27 March 2017 with affected landowners about their issues and how to minimise erosion etc.

Lance Kenyon and Tom Lambie reported on the outcome of a workshop they attended on 18 March 2017 about the Port Hills fire. 

The Committee discussed the implications of the fire on the health of waterways and how they could assist recovery through biodiversity funding.

Councillor Cotter arrived at 5.45pm.

 

Staff Recommendation

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report on the Port Hills Fire - Recovery.

2.         Agrees to make the fire affected catchments in the Christchurch West Melton zone a priority for 2017/18 Immediate Steps allocation ($100,000) for the zone.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00013

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report on the Port Hills Fire - Recovery.

2.         Agrees to make the fire affected catchments in the Christchurch West Melton zone a priority for 2017/18 and 2018/19 Immediate Steps allocations for the zone.

 

Member Kelliher/Member Brown                                                                                                                       Carried

 

10. Update Working Groups - 23 March 2017

 

The Committee received an update report from the Working Groups:

·    Urban Contaminant

·    Rural Catchment

·    Cashmere Catchment

Kevin Brown reported on a programme by Canterbury University to monitor water quality in relation to the Port Hills fire.

·    Groundwater/Drylands

·    Communication and Engagement

Lesley Woudberg advised that a draft Engagement Strategy would be available in due course.

·    Biodiversity – Immediate Steps Funding

·    Regional Committee

·    Liaison with Community Groups

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00014

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

Member Reuben/Member Banks                                                                                                                       Carried

 

11. Facilitator's Update - 23 March 2017

 

Lesley Woudberg’s report provided the Committee with information on upcoming events.  She reported that the Team Leader Facilitator for the Zone Committees, Barbara Nicholas, had resigned from her role. Lesley advised that she had been appointed the new Team Leader.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2017/00015

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the Facilitator’s report.

2.         Notes the upcoming events.

Member Banks/Member Kenyon                                                                                                                        Carried

 

Arapata Reuben closed the meeting with a Karakia/Whakamutunga.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 6.04pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL 2017

 

Arapata Reuben

Chairperson

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

27 April 2017

 

 

 

 

8.        Immediate Steps Biodiversity Project Proposals

Reference:

17/397605

Contact:

Helen Greenep

helen.greenep@ecan.govt.nz

027 225 6419

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report provides a summary of Immediate Steps Biodiversity Project applications received during Funding Round Two.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee agree to fund:

a.         The Sanctuary Wetland Riparian Enhancement Project to the sum of $36,122

b.         Brooklands Lagoon Enhancement Project to the sum of $14,124

c.         Anzac Drive Mahinga Kai Enhancement Project to the sum of $9,415

d.         Drayton Reserve Stream Enhancement to the sum of $2,225

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee does not fund:

e.         Okeover Stream Sediment Removal Project ($15,305)

 

 

3.   Report

The Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee (Zone Committee) has $100,000 of Immediate Steps funding per year to spend on projects to protect/ enhance biodiversity. The Immediate Steps fund was set up in recognition that protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems requires a dual approach of action on the ground (e.g. covenants and planting) and improved planning frameworks.

 

The Christchurch West Melton zone has $76,335 left to allocate to projects this financial year. This year the Zone Committee have changed the application and decision process, having defined funding rounds rather than taking applications at any time during the year. The total amount for round two projects being presented is $88,417. If all project proposal recommendations are supported ($61,886) the Zone Committee will have $14,450 left.

 

Each project has been assigned an ecological score based on “Guidelines for the application of ecological significance for indigenous vegetation and habitats of indigenous fauna in Canterbury Region”. Projects were prioritised by an expert panel made up of staff from Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council and were assessed against these six criteria:

 

1.    Protect and maintain the health of all significant habitats and ecosystems.

2.    Restore the natural character of degraded indigenous habitats and ecosystems.

3.    Increase the integration and sustainable use of indigenous species in modified environments (e.g. farm, urban, lifestyle blocks).

4.    Enhance public awareness, understanding and support of biodiversity.

5.    Encourage, celebrate and support action by landowners and communities to protect, maintain and restore biodiversity.

6.    Improve the range of knowledge and information about Canterbury’s biodiversity for its sustainable management.

 

Recommendations from the expert panel were provided to the Zone Committee’s biodiversity subgroup who recommend supporting four of the five applications outlined below:

 

 

 

Project Details

Project Name

Sanctuary Riparian Enhancement Project

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

North Canterbury Forest and Bird Protection Society

Project Location

Sanctuary Wetland, South bank of Waimakariri River

Nature of Project

Enhancement

Habitat Type

Lowland Streams, Wetlands

Project Aim

Protection and enhancement of one of the best remaining examples of formerly widespread  freshwater swamp habitat

Project Outcomes

Enhancing the five metre riparian strip. Creating a forest patch to link with other forest patches. Install a trapline to reduce predation on native bird populations and enhance the subcanopy.

Work to be undertaken

Restore the riparian vegetation and native forest cover within the Sanctuary and set up a trapline to protect bird populations

Funding

From ECan: $36,122 = 31% of total project cost

Ecological Score

30/39

ZIP priority outcome alignment

EB1, EB2, EB4, EB6, EB7,

Recommendation

Fund to the value of $36,122

 

 

 

Photo shows the Sanctuary Wetland with the stream in blue. A=5m wide riparian margin to be planted to increase overhanging canopy. B= block planting to link with existing forest patches. C= proposed 760m trapline. Red Xs show where Forest and Bird have already carried out volunteer riparian restoration

 

A track cut into the wetland so that public can easily walk through

 

An example of remnant vegetation in the Sanctuary Wetland

The Sanctuary has its own project on NatureWatch, monitoring pest animal kills, pest plants and native biodiversity

 

Project Details

Project Name

Brooklands Lagoon Enhancement Project

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

 A joint proposal between CCC and ECan park rangers and Ourhuia school

Project Location

Brooklands lagoon

Nature of Project

Enhancement

Habitat Type

Coastal lakes, Hapua, Lagoons and Estuaries

Project Aim

Long term protection and enhancement of the lagoon ecosystem and enhance visitor experience

Project Outcomes

Enhance local plant diversity, genetic sources, feeding option for birds, lizards and insects and habitat options

Works to be undertaken

Enhance the back-dune plant biodiversity and the recreational experience through plantings and track upgrade

Funding

$28,350 = 54% of total project cost

Ecological score

30/39

ZIP priority outcome alignment

EB1, EB3, EB6,

Brooklands Lagoon has been identified in the CWM Zip as a priority area / ecosystem

Recommendation

Fund to the value of $14,124 to support the planting. Work with ECan and CCC staff to support the education component

 

Brooklands Lagoon track with ten points for planting (blue cross). Each point will have 200 plants. Red cross shows where bridge needs to be replaced.

 

 

Project Details

Project Name

Anzac Drive Mahinga Kai Enhancement

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

Avon Otakaro Network

Project Location

Anzac Drive

Nature of Project

Enhancement

Habitat Type

Wetlands, Lowland Streams

Project Aim

-      Improve fish habitat, particularly for eels (tuna) and whitebait (inaka)

-      Increase riparian planting, particularly native species, and provide areas for wetland species regeneration.

-      Reduce invasive plant species particularly willow and blackberry and reduce pest animal species such as rats, stoats, possums and Canada geese by decreasing their food and habitat supply.

-      Increase visual amenity of an area under particularly high public observation

-      Provide opportunities for community engagement and participation – water testing, site clearing, planting etc.

Project Outcomes

More naturally functioning wetland ecosystem

Works to be undertaken

Poisoning of willows and planting native species

Funding

$9,415 = 67% of total project cost

Ecological Score

21/39

ZIP priority outcome alignment

EB1, EB2, EB5, EB6,

Recommendation

Fund to the value of $9,415

 

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Anzac_Drive_Reserve.jpg

 

Project Details

Project Name

Drayton Reserve Stream Enhancement

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

David  Bryce and Drayton Reserve volunteer group

Project Location

Drayton Reserve - Mc Cormicks Bay

Nature of Project

Enhancement

Habitat Type

Banks Peninsula stream, Hill Country Catchments

Project Aim

To restore the quality and ecology of the water resources and to increase the quantity and diversity of local native flora and fauna

Project Outcomes

Improved ecological functioning of stream and surrounding landscape 

Works to be undertaken

Plant native species

Funding

$3,000 = 44% of total project cost

Ecological Score

16/39

ZIP priority outcome alignment

EB1, EB4, EB6, EB9

Recommendation

Fund to the value of $2,225

 

 

 

 

 

Project Details

Project Name

Okeover Stream Enhancement

Supporting Organisation/ Community Group

University of Canterbury Sustainability Group

Project Location

Okeover Stream within Canterbury University site

Nature of Project

Enhancement

Habitat Type

Lowland Streams

Project Aim

Improve the habitat quality of the stream

Project Outcomes

Rehabilitation of Waiutuutu / Okeover Stream

Works to be undertaken

Removal of sediment from existing sediment trap in engineering pool using a CCC approved contractor and done in conjunction with CCC when they do the two other sediment traps

Funding

$15,304.88 = = 28% of total project cost

Ecological Score

16/39

ZIP priority outcome alignment

EB1

Recommendation

Not fund

It was considered that it is the responsibility of University to maintain the sediment trap.

It was considered that the third party contribution did not add value in the best way it could

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

List of Immediate Steps Biodiversity Projects - October 2011 to April 2017

23

 

 

Signatories

Author

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

Approved By

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

  


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9.        Haytons Stream Catchment

Reference:

17/399106

Contact:

Nick Moody

nick.moody@ecan.govt.nz

365 3828

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Nick Moody will show a PowerPoint on Haytons Stream Catchment.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Note the Powerpoint on Haytons Stream Catchment.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Haytons Stream Catchment

28

 

 

Signatories

Author

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

Approved By

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

  


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11.    Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust - Mother of All Clean Ups

Reference:

17/399368

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report provides information on this year’s Mother of All Clean Ups and encourages members of the Zone Committee to become involved.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee supports the Mother of All Clean Ups by:

1.         Joining the clean up on Saturday 13 May 2017 from 10am to 12noon.

2.         Helping with the barbecue at the Tannery from 12 noon to 2pm.

 

 

3.   Report

This year’s Mother of all Clean Ups is scheduled for Saturday 13 May.  The format is similar to last year http://www.estuary.org.nz/projects/mother-of-all-clean-ups.html

Individuals and groups register via info@estuary.org.nz and are assigned an area to clean up along the banks of the Otakaro/Avon and Opawaho/Heathcote Rivers or along the edge of the Estuary. The clean up takes place between 10am – 12noon followed by a social barbecue from 12noon - 2pm hosted by the Tannery.

This is a great opportunity for the Zone Committee to engage with communities along Christchurch’s waterways and share your knowledge and enthusiasm to make them a better place for all to enjoy.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

Signatories

Author

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

Approved By

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

  


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

27 April 2017

 

 

 

 

12.    Update Working Groups - April 2017

Reference:

17/399608

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       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.         Receive the information in the Update Working Groups report.

 

 

3.   Key Points

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 Programme - ZIP)

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)

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?

·    The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee Office 365 shared space is now active.

·    Hayton’s programme ECan & CCC staff are continuing to identify and work with the higher risk businesses in the catchment to ensure practices meet minimum stormwater standards and encourage best practice (5 min presentation to Christchurch City Council meeting 6 April).

·    Continuing to work with others to build agreement on planned action to pull together a catchment management plan for Addington.

·    Discussions on a proposed urban contaminants workshop with MBIE and MFE early June (date TBC).

 

Next steps

·    Prepare a plan of action involving all agencies and groups involved in the Addington catchment by June 2017.

·    Continue to work track down the main sources of contamination in the Haytons catchment and work with business to develop plans for improvement.

·    Organise an expert workshop on actions to manage urban contaminants, hosted by the ZC with central government agencies (MBIE and MFE) and the University of Canterbury (June TBC).

 


Rural Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben
Priority catchment – Cashmere

 

Cashmere Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben

 

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?

·    Port Hill fire recovery has become a focus.

·    Hosted a field trip around fire affected areas 19 April.

·    A joint Port Hills Fire Natural Environment Recovery working group has been convened using expertise/resources from Christchurch City and Selwyn councils, Environment Canterbury and other to develop a plan ready for implementation. Draft plan out for comment https://ccc.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Port-Hills-Fire-Recovery-Discussion-Document-April-2017.pdf

·    CCC applied to government’s Freshwater Improvement Fund for assistance with fire recovery work.

 

Next steps

·    Fire recovery will be a continues to be the focus

·    Heathcote River community meeting 16 May 7pm Cashmere Club

 

 


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?

·    Ground “truthed” the land use map, developing a nutrient catchment load, identifying hot spots and working pragmatically with council staff to manage these, working with Environment Canterbury land managers on Overseer budgets.

·    UoC/ECan are supervising a student over 2016/17 summer to investigate and map springs and drying reaches of streams.

 

Next steps?

·    Given what we’ve found out about the nutrient load of current land uses in the groundwater protection zone – approaching the point where we can identify the greatest risks and focus attention on these.

 

 


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

Individual and groups doing good stuff

·    Inspire action

 

What have we done since we last met?

·    CCC/ECan working together on fire recovery stories

Update committee website with table of plant species with their fire rating

Permitted activities

 

Next steps

·    Mother of all Clean-Ups 13 May 2017

·    Report to Christchurch City Council (25 May) and Environment Canterbury (15 June 2017)

 

 


Biodiversity – Immediate Steps Funding – Lance Kenyon

 

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?

·    Seven applications received – recommend funding 4 projects

 

Next steps

·    Amended the process to assess potential Port Hills fire recovery projects to ensure it is as efficient and as effective as it can be.

 

 


Regional Committee – Lance Kenyon

 

The Regional Committee met on 11 April 2017. Topics discussed included:

 

·    Updates from Zone Committees (Hurunui-Waiau, Selwyn Waihora, Christchurch West Melton and Lower Waitaki)

·    Various working group update highlights include:

Biodiversity – continue funding Te Waihora and Wainono regional projects

Infrastructure – groundwater takes are being given up as more reliable water from Central Plains Irrigation company becomes available, working on a proposal to augment the Selwyn River when needed

Braided Rivers – working with LINZ to get more precise information on ownership

Communication and education – targeting the younger generation also newly retired often have time to help

Recreation and amenity – looking to ZCs to help identify best loved/most used sites

Implementation of Nutrient Limits - Good Management Practice, nutrient budgets, consents to farm etc

·    CWMS latest Targets report due end of June 2017.

 

 


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

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

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

 

Next Steps

·    Review where we should focus our effort for greatest effect

Community Boards, network groups and other community groups and schools.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

Signatories

Author

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

Approved By

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

  


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

27 April 2017

 

 

 

 

13.    Facilitator's Update - April 2017

Reference:

17/400178

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report is to inform the Zone Committee of upcoming events.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Facilitator’s report.

2.         Notes the upcoming events.

 

 

3.   Report

 

Event

Audience

Comment

 

Environment Aotearoa Freshwater update MFE

April 2017 (TBC)

 

 

NZ General

 

Mother of all Clean Ups

13 May 2017

Community

Last year 1300 people got out along the river collecting litter

Heathcote River Community Meeting - CCC

16 May 2017 at 7pm Cashmere Club

Community

Refer to attachment

Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee report to CCC

CCC Councillors

Every 2nd month report to full Council

Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee 2016 Annual Report to ECan Council
12 June 2017

ECan Councillors

Present CWM ZC 2016 Annual Report to ECan council

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Heathcote River Public Meeting - Memo to Community Boards

45

 

 

Signatories

Author

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

Approved By

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

  


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

27 April 2017

 

 

 

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