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 22 September 2016

Time:                                    6.00pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury, 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  

 

 

16 September 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

 

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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www.ecan.govt.nz/news-and-notices/minutes/Pages/Default.aspx

 


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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.       2015 Surface Water Quality Monitoring Report.................................................................. 11

8.       Water Conservation - Awareness Campaign........................................................................ 15

9.       Canterbury Aggregates Consent Decision............................................................................ 27

10.     Working Group Updates......................................................................................................... 29

11.     Compliance Priorities 2016/17 Environment Canterbury................................................... 35

12.     Zone Facilitator and Manager Updates................................................................................. 37   

 

 


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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, 25 August 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


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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 25 August 2016

Time:                                    6.04pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Acting Chairperson

Members

Robert Wynn-Williams Community Representative           

Councillor Pauline Cotter Christchurch City Council

Councillor Debra Hasson Selwyn District Council     

Commissioner Rex Williams Environment Canterbury      

Les Wanhalla Te Taumutu Runanga     

Andrew Congalton Community Representative     

Chris Kelliher Community Representative    

Kevin Brown Community Representative     

 

 

25 August 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

 

 

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/meetingsminutes/agenda/index.aspx
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Election of Chairperson

 

         That Member Wynn-Williams be elected as Acting Chairperson.

 

         Commissioner Williams/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                          Carried

 

Peter Ramsden opened the meeting with a Karakia and acknowledged the passing of Monty Daniels.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00032

That the apologies from Arapata Reuben, Lance Kenyon, Herewini Banks and Suzanne Furkert be accepted.

Member Wynn-Williams/Member Kelliher                                                                                                      Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00033

Committee Decision

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

Councillor Cotter/Commissioner Williams                                                                                                         Carried

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

        

         Members were informed that there was no update at this time relating to page 8, 2c regarding advertising to proactively publicise key messages.

 

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

 

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

         Nil.

 

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

         Nil.

 

7.   Erosion Treatment Trials Port Hills Loess

 

Committee Comment

A Power Point presentation was given by Thomas Adamson about erosion treatment trials on Port Hills loess soils.

 

Staff Recommendation

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Erosion Treatment Trials Port Hills Loess report.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00034

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Erosion Treatment Trials Port Hills Loess report.

2.         Request staff to pass the information from the report to the Christchurch City Council for its consideration in relation to land use approvals.

3.         Note the workshop with industry on Erosion and Sediment Control on 15 September at 9.45am at the Halswell Community Centre.

Commissioner Williams/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                         Carried

 

Councillor Hasson left the meeting at 06:35 pm.

Commissioner Williams left the meeting at 06:41 pm.

8.   Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines

 

Committee Comment

A Power Point presentation was given by Nathan Dougherty on the process to review the Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines.

 

Staff Recommendation

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes that Environment Canterbury is reviewing the Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines.

2.         Identifies how the Committee can add further value to the review process.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00035

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes that Environment Canterbury is reviewing the Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines.

2.         Identifies that the Committee can add further value to the review process by preparing a statement as part of the Foreward for the document about why sediment control is so important.

Member Wanhalla/Member Congalton                                                                                                            Carried

 

9.   Water Conservation Report

 

Committee Comment

The Committee discussed how it could add value in relation to water conservation measures.  Issues staff will discuss with the Communications teams from the Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury include, what our goal is for saving water and how people can save water, e.g. in the garden mulching and ensuring any sprinkler is located where it is most effective.  The aim will be to communicate these messages for this summer 2016.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00036

Joint Staff and Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the presentation.

2.         Resolves to discuss the presentation at the next meeting of the Committee, 22 September 2016.

Member Kelliher/Member Brown                                                                                                                       Carried

 

10. Working Group Updates

 

Committee Comment

Communication and Engagement - Committee members congratulated the Christchurch City Council for approval of the Bells Creek stormwater treatment pilot and agreed to write to the City Council recognising the significance of the filter that it approved the pilot of.  This will be an interesting story for the media.  The Committee also discussed working with the other Zone Committees, particularly the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee, on cross-boundary issues.

 

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

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2016/00037

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

2.         Requests staff to write to the Christchurch City Council congratulating the Council on the Bells Creek stormwater treatment pilot.

Member Brown/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                       Carried

 

11. Update - Zone Facilitator and Manager

 

Committee Comment

The process for meeting during the election period prior to the new Councillors being elected was raised.  Each Council has resolved that the water management zone committees shall not be deemed to be discharged following the 2016 general election.  However there will be a period of time during October without elected representatives available.  The Zone Committee agreed to hold its meeting on 22 September 2016, and to hold either a workshop or field day in place of the October meeting.

 

Joint Staff and Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

 

Peter Ramsden closed the meeting with a Karakia.

   

Meeting concluded at 7.34 pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2016.

 

Arapata Reuben

Chairperson

 


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7.        2015 Surface Water Quality Monitoring Report

Reference:

16/1089800

Contact:

Dr Belinda Margetts

belinda.margetts@ccc.govt.nz

941 8264

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report is to provide a summary of results from the annual water quality report for Christchurch waterways January-December 2015.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the 2015 Surface Water Quality Monitoring report.

2.         Notes the water quality results for the Zone Committee’s priority catchment.

3.         Reconfirms the Zone Committee’s priority catchments based on the latest water quality results.

 

 

3.   Key Points

A summary of the 2015 water quality monitoring report and pamphlet are attached.

 

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8.        Water Conservation - Awareness Campaign

Reference:

16/1087155

Contact:

Lance Kenyon

lance.kenyon@gmail.com

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1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This presentation provides the Committee with ideas on how to inspire water conservation.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the presentation.

2.         Provides feedback and guidance on next steps.

 

 

3.   Report

Lance prepared some thoughts on how to inspire water conservation in the Christchurch West Melton zone.  The Committee briefly discussed these at its August 2016 meeting.  Given the dry winter and pressure on groundwater resources the Committee was keen for councils to work together on an initial awareness raising campaign.  Lance has developed his thoughts further and would like to discuss with the Committee how such a programme can be rolled out over the next few months.

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9.        Canterbury Aggregates Consent Decision

Reference:

16/1087841

Contact:

Robert Wynn-Williams

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1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report provides a summary of the joint decision of Environment Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council on the Canterbury Aggregates application to deepen aggregate quarries to the west of Christchurch.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report.

2.         Notes the joint decision of Environment Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council to refuse all of the resource consents sought on the Canterbury Aggregates applications to deepen aggregate quarries to the west of Christchurch.

 

 

3.   Report

Ten existing quarry sites applied for resource consents to quarry four metres below the highest recorded groundwater level (cf. currently one metre above) and to back fill with ‘clean fill’. 

 

The three Hearings Commissioners had significant concerns about the practicality and effectiveness of some of the proposed conditions offered to avoid and sufficiently mitigate any adverse effects that may occur, and the long term nature of some of those effects.

 

Of particular interest to the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone the Commissioners noted:

 

·        the possibility of leaching of unknown contaminants in unknown concentrations into shallow groundwater which directly feeds the headwaters of the Ōtukaikino Stream

·        concerns about the impacts on cultural values, in particular on groundwater quality and on the mauri of the waters of the tributaries of the Ōtukaikino Stream, which is considered wāhi tapu due to its traditional use in the preservation and treatment of important tūpāpaku

·        that two of the application sites were within the Christchurch Groundwater Protection Zone and that this zone is intended to give a high level of protection to the high quality potable water that supplies the city of Christchurch.  The protection zone is located over the recharge area of the Christchurch aquifer system and is designated under the LWRP as an area of ‘high intrinsic vulnerability’, where groundwater is poorly protected because of the combination of highly permeable surface sediments and downward hydraulic gradients  

·        there are alternative receiving environments for ‘clean fill’ disposal outside of the groundwater protection zone and for the supply of aggregate.   They considered the applications to be inappropriate in the groundwater protection zone given its vulnerability to contamination and highly sensitive nature

·        many submitters identified the high quality of Christchurch's untreated, aquifer sourced drinking water as one of the City's most precious natural resources, and as something which must be given the highest level of protection possible. They emphasised that the risk of contamination is too great and that these risks far outweigh the potential benefits to the community from the aggregate gained, especially given the level of uncertainty about various aspects of the proposal and the complexity of the underlying aquifer system.

 

Based on the above, on the overwhelming opposition to the proposal by about 500 submitters, including the Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury, and on a number of other matters the Hearing Commissioners concluded, on the basis of the evidence before them, that the purpose of the Resource Management Act can best be achieved by refusing all of the resource consents sought.

 

The applicants have a right of appeal to the Environment Court.

 

The full decision can be viewed at:

http://ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/consent-projects/aggregate_producers/Pages/Hearing.aspx

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

  


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10.    Working Group Updates

Reference:

16/1095153

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.         Receives the Working Group Updates report.

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

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

 

 

3.   Report

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)

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)

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?

Next steps?

·    Presentation to the Zone Committee on the MEDUSA model scheduled for 24 November meeting

·    Riccarton Paeroa Reserve – planting and clean-up day scheduled for 24 September

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

 


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?

·    Erosion and Sediment Control workshop 15 September – 50+ industry participants.

Next steps

·    Zone Committee contribution to Erosion and Sediment control guidelines

·    Communication – identify key messages and who needs to hear them.

 


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?

·    Decision on Canterbury Aggregates consent.

·    Agreement between University of Canterbury and Environment Canterbury to establish a student scholarship over 2016/17 summer to investigate and map springs and drying reaches of streams.

·    Commitment to develop a groundwater model for the Christchurch West Melton zone.

Next steps?

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

·    Field trip scheduled in October 2016 (date to be confirmed) to West Melton area to identify opportunities and issues (Lead - Robert Wynn-Williams).

 

 

 


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?

 

·    Met with;

Christchurch City Council Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee on 1 September 2016.

Next steps

·    Avon River Kerrs Reach – recreationalists 6 October

·    Avon Precinct – youth hikoi 7 October

·    Ideas for opinion pieces – sediment, groundwater, biodiversity, brake pads, water efficiency

·    Celebrate cool stuff – e.g. Whaka Inaka project, Cashmere Stream restoration.

 


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?

 

·    Something to celebrate! - preliminary results from the Whaka Inaka project – (whitebait spawning Heathcote River) indicates that the Heathcote River is one of the longest potential Inaka spawning reaches in New Zealand – something to celebrate!

·    10 potential new projects for Immediate Steps funding (summary attached).

 

Next steps

 

·    Field trip 18 October 2016 1-3pm with Seven Oaks and Heathcote Valley schools followed by a report back by schools on the Whaka Inaka project – (whitebait spawning Heathcote River)

·    Review project applications for Immediate Steps biodiversity funding – final decision by the Zone Committee scheduled for 24 November 2016.

 

 


Regional Committee – Les Wanhalla

 

The Regional Committee’s  next meeting is 11 October 2016.

 


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.

What have we done since we last met?

Next Steps

·    Meeting on water quality with Lower Avon recreationalist (Kerrs Reach) – scheduled 6 October

·    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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11.    Compliance Priorities 2016/17 Environment Canterbury

Reference:

16/1089293

Contact:

Paul Hulse

paul.hulse@ecan.govt.nz

03-365 3828

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report is to inform the Committee of the priorities for compliance effort in the Christchurch West Melton zone by Environment Canterbury.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the report on compliance priorities.

2.         Notes the priorities for compliance effort in the Christchurch West Melton zone by Environment Canterbury.

 

 

3.   Key Points

2016/17 Compliance Priorities

 

1.    Quarries

Due to the scale of the activities across a number of large sites and a large number being situated in the Groundwater Protection Zone all quarries are a priority for regular monitoring.

 

2.    Land use in Groundwater Protection Zone

A prioritised risk based approach for consented activities in the groundwater protection zone will be developed and consents monitored accordingly.

 

3.    Works in waterways

Erosion and sediment control is the focus for monitoring consented works in waterways. The Zone Team are playing a role in educating operators in appropriate erosion and sediment control measures to ensure discharges of sediment are minimised and works comply with resource consent conditions.

 

4.     Sub-divisions and Earthworks

All large scale sub-divisions and earthworks will be monitored, frequent visit will be undertaken during construction stages with additional visits for any significant non-compliance.

 

5.    Stormwater

Meet consent holder’s representatives on site before construction to go through resource consent conditions and management plans.  Frequent visits will be undertaken during construction with additional visits for any significant non-compliances

 

 

Attachments

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12.    Zone Facilitator and Manager Updates

Reference:

16/1093674

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report provides the Committee with updates on:

·    Upcoming events

·    7 October – Youth hikoi

·    Legislation, roles and responsibilities – drinking water.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Zone Facilitator and Manager Updates report.

 

 

3.   Key Points

Christchurch West Melton upcoming events


EVENT

AUDIENCE

COMMENT

24 September
Planting day Paeroa Reserve

 

Local
Community

ZC welcome

Contact: Jenny Watters ECan

6 October 6:45 – 9pm
Kerrs Reach
Recreation and water quality Lower Avon River

Recreation community

ZC to host

Contact: Shelly Washington ECan

7 October

Avon Restoration area – youth hikoi

 

 

CC Youth network

ZC host

Contact: Jocelyn Papprill ECan

18 October

Heathcote River – Steamwharf Stream

Whaka Inaka Project – Field visit with Seven Oaks School and Heathcote School

 

Local primary schools

ZC welcome

Contact: Lesley Woudberg

 

 

 

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Drinking water - roles and responsiblities

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Summary of changes to eel quota management

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Walk the Avon Journey

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