Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A meeting of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 20 June 2017

Time:                                    4pm

Venue:                                 Lyttelton Community Boardroom,
25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Members

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Pam Richardson - Community Representative        

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council           

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

Kevin Simcock - Community Representative

June Swindells - Te Hapū  o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki   

Manaia Cunningham - Te Runanga o Koukourarata            

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku       

Claire Findlay - Community Representative 

Thomas Kulpe - Community Representative

Charlie Zimmerman - Te Runanga o Wairewa           

 

 

14 June 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Peter  Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Warren Brixton

Council Secretariat

Tel: 941 8999

Christchurch City Council

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

STAFF REPORTS

7.       Facilitators Update - June 2017.............................................................................................. 13

8.       Whakaraupo Science Advisory Group.................................................................................. 21

9.       Fish Monitoring on Banks Peninsula..................................................................................... 23

10.     Wahi Tapu Sites in Banks Peninsula Zone............................................................................ 27

11.     Immediate Steps Biodiversity Peojects - Summary report and Communication  Actions 29

12.     Banks Peninsula Zone Committee, 5 Year Integrated Work Programme - Quarterly Report.................................................................................................................................................. 35

13.     5 Year Outcomes - Advocates Update................................................................................... 41

14.     Round Table (Verbal)

This is an opportunity for members to provide a verbal update to the Committee.   

 

 


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1.   Apologies

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 16 May 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


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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 16 May 2017

Time:                                    4pm

Venue:                                 Orton Bradley Park Visitor Centre, Charteris Bay

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Paula Smith - Community Representative    

Pam Richardson - Community Representative        

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury      

Ian Lloyd - Community Representative          

Kevin Simcock - Community Representative

Manaia Cunningham - Te Runanga o Koukourarata            

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku       

Claire Findlay - Community Representative 

Thomas Kulpe - Community Representative            

 

 

13 June 2017

 

Principal Advisor

Peter  Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 706 4273

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Warren Brixton

Council Secretariat

Tel: 941 8999

Christchurch City Council

 

 

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Peter Ramsden opened the meeting with a Karakia.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

The apologies of Councillor Andrew Turner, June Swindells and Manaia Cunningham were accepted.

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Decision

The minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 were confirmed, subject to the following amendments:

7. Wairewa Lake Health – The decision be amended to read 

            (a)        It was agreed that the information be received and

            (b)        the Committee recommends that a Working Group be established to look at the lake issues and consider a way forward, including advocating for provision in council Long Term Plans, when appropriate.

12. Facilitators Update – 18 April

             Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour project – “$250,000” be replaced with “$215,000”

14. Round Table – Update from Members

           Committee Refresh – The word “unfair”: be replaced by the words “badly conceived”.

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

7. Wairewa Lake Health

The Chair is to highlight the Lake Health matter at the forthcoming City Council meeting 25 May.

John Benn, representing DOC reminded members of his department’s legislative responsibility for the lake bed and its margins and that DOC wishes to be part of any discussion on possible lake interventions.

Need to make clear for everyone the governance structure.

Keep on the ZC agenda as a regular item.

11. Review of Banks Peninsula Zone Implementation Programme

Clare Findlay noted that the review of ZIP Chapters 1 and 10 was not included in the Agenda.

12 Facilitators Update – 18 April 2017

Whakaraupo/Lyttelton Harbour Project

Ian Lloyd advised that the Science Advisory Group should be ready to report on their finding to the committee next month.

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

         Nil.

 

 

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

The CCC Water Partnership Initiative

Clive Appleton, Christchurch City Council advised that he was here to provide details of a proposed $1million per annum initiative in the City Council’s LTP. It was primarily centred round a behaviour change programme focusing on surface water but also sustainable water use.  He briefly described the inability of stormwater infrastructure to meet surface water standards required by legislation. Using infrastructure was the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. He noted that it was better not to put contaminants into the system in the first place.

 

It was everyone’s responsibility not to discharge contaminants into the system in the first place.  To enhance the chances of such an initiative surviving the LTP process the Council needs to be confident there is community support.    

 

He enquired whether the committee was supportive of such an initiative and whether the committee could:

·    Support the initiative in principle

·    Host a workshop of community groups with the Christchurch/West Melton Zone Committee

 

Joint Committee Decision

 

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

 

1.    Support the Water Partnership in principle; and

2.    Join with the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee in hosting a meeting of community groups to gauge support for such an initiative.

 

7.   Update from the Whakaraupo Working Group

 

Christina Robb, Project Manager, gave an update on progress. The Science Advisory Group is currently working on a draft of its report that it hopes to have completed by June and discuss with the community in July. The current timetable is to have a draft plan by September that is finalised in November.

 

The Chair requested that the Science Advisory Group give a briefing to the Zone Committee and Community Board in June before going out to the community.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

Receive the report.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the report

2.         Organise with the Banks Peninsula Community Board a briefing from the Science Advisory Group.

 

8.   Immediate Steps Biodiversity Projects February 2012 - May 2017

 

A report was presented to the committee on all the Immediate Steps projects funded February 2012 – May 2017.

 

The Chair raised the issue of fish barriers and whether some funding should target their removal.

 

Kevin Simcock asked whether staff had been in contact with Morgan’s Gully applicants and was assured that staff had been in contact and provided advice on alternative funding sources in February and would contact the applicant again in July (ref ZC decision 14 March). 

 

The Chair requested more copies of the Immediate Steps report (tabled) in order to present to Environment Canterbury councillors 15 June and to include a map of the location of the project sites.

 

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

Receive the report; and

Identify ways the committee wish to celebrate the biodiversity achievements of landowners, community and the zone committee on Banks Peninsula.

 

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.            Receive the report; and

2.            Considers this item again during the Committee’s June 2017 meeting.

 

9.   The Year Ahead - 2017

 

There was considerable discussion on whether new “priorities” should be added. There was also the question of the ongoing Five Year Outcome projects.

 

Reference was made to:

Ecosystem Health and biodiversity indicators – two workshops held in 2016 identified some clear actions. Follow-up on these actions is a priority.

Drinking Water Quality – community supplies were a real risk (ref Havelock North)  e.g. Tikao Water Supply – needed a contact in ECan consents to assist.

Akaroa is a major catchment, with considerable sediment problems – aim to reduce sediment using Takamatua Stream as test project. Akaroa Waste Water Disposal Scheme – this could be of national and international interest.

Farm Environment Plans represented a good way forward -  focus needs to also include small landowners.

Quantifying permitted takes.

Rural road cuttings project underway – Whakaraupō.

ZIP review – a key piece of work to progress in 2017.

Investigating the effects of road discharges on freshwater systems and harbours- Whakaraupo and Akaroa.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

Receives the report; and

Agrees that in 2017 the committee will focus on

        Xx  by [what action is the ZC going to do?]

        Xx  by [what action is the ZC going to do?]

        Xx  by [what action is the ZC going to do?]

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.     Receive the report; and

2.     In addition to the key work for 2017 (as recorded in the 2016 Annual Report) the committee wished to add to their work priorities;

·    Akaroa Harbour – reducing sediment inputs

·    Freshwater biodiversity indicators

3.      Change the 20th June meeting from the Wairewa catchment to the Whakaraupō catchment  - focus Whakaraupō Catchment Management Plan,  Science Advisory Group.

 

A dinner break was taken between 6.30pm and 7.00pm.

 

10. CWMS Target: Recreation and Amenity Opportunities River and Lake Swimming in the Canterbury Region

 

It was noted that it was not just about swimming, it was also about other forms of recreational pursuits in the water such as children playing and paddling.

 

Thomas Kulpe noted currently there are three sites listed on the Peninsula, Lake Forsyth/Wairewa, Okuti River at Kinloch bridge and Okana at Little River township and he wished to see many more.

 

Peter Ramsden voiced concern about listing sites and noted many will be significant to rūnanga.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee receive the report.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the report.

2.         Decide that an overarching statement recognising that all permanent streams with public access are likely to have recreation and amenity values.

3.         Decide that members email Lesley Woudberg with suggested additional sites for inclusion.

4.         Provide the rūnanga representatives with an opportunity to review the final list of sites and recommend their inclusion on a list or not.

 

11. 5 Year Outcomes - Advocates Update

 

Effective flood management in the Wairewa Catchment – Pam Richardson
Geoff Thompson is regularly working out of the Little River office.

In response to a question from Kevin Simcock on the progress of the bank stabilisation programme, Geoff Thompson advised that planting needs to be done June/July. Additional staff resources have been made available.

Resource Consent Monitoring – Kevin Simcock
While nationally Didymo is a problem, it is not a big issue in Banks Peninsula, the “check, clean and dry” method should deal with it. More signage could be problematic as people don’t take any notice if there are too many signs.

Compliance – No violations of “high risk” consent condition. There are few people reporting sediment issues through the 0800 Pollution Hotline. Staff respond to complaints. There is a proposal to give out information on septic tank performance. There is limited data on the effectiveness of different tanks in different environments.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

     Welcomes the updates from committee members and celebrates the progress made; ad

     Reviewed the current allocation of Outcomes between members and made the following amendments

o     Xxx

o     Xxx

o     Xxx

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee welcomes the updates from committee members and celebrates the progress made.

 

12. Facilitators Update - 18 April

 

Staffing - new staff at Environment Canterbury were introduced – Olivia Smith replaces Lesley Woudberg as the Banks Peninsula facilitator. Steve Firth joins James Tricker in the ECan implementation team.

 

Alternative Zone Committee Refresh Process - Kevin Simcock took the opportunity to talk to his report, strongly reiterating that the process should examine the ability of existing members to be on the committee.

 

Joint Committee Decision

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

Receives the Facilitators report.

 

Round Table – Update from Members

 

Zone Committee Meeting Attendance – Kevin Simcock suggested that members take the opportunity to attend other Zone Committee meetings as a means of learning different approaches/techniques.

 

Annual Report – Clare Findlay advised that staff at ECan Customer Service were not aware of the ZC’s Annual Reports. Copies should be made available at City Council libraries and Service Centres once they had been presented to both City and ECan councils.

 

Farm Track Stream Pollution – Thomas Kulpe advised of a rural farm subdivision where the owner had constructed a farm track alongside a stream. This had led to severe pollution of the stream. Thomas believed the owner was not aware of any information related to the forming of a farm track. This was not, however, reported to the Pollution Hotline. The revised Erosion and Sediment Tool Box will be online next month. ECan staff are happy to talk to contractors.

 

Coastal Futures Group - Pam Richardson - the process of reviewing the Tonkin Taylor report has just commenced. A workshop is to be held and a report will be going to the City Council. Marine Farm Group – A meeting took place today, at which they will be talking about raising the profile of marine farming.

 

Environment Canterbury Strategic Direction – Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillors had a strategic day, the results of which will be published soon. Sharing information with Community Boards and improving relationships would be covered. 

 

Committee Facilitator - Lesley Woudberg was thanked for her role as facilitator to the Committee. She would retain a relationship with the Committee, but in the capacity as the CWMS Facilitator Team Leader.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 8.10pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 20TH DAY OF JUNE 2017.

 

Paula Smith

Chairperson

 


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7.        Facilitators Update - June 2017

Reference:

17/624464

Contact:

Lesley Woudberg

Lesley.woudberg@ecan.govt.nz

027 706 4273

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

To inform the Zone Committee on actions/events/media.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the Facilitators Update

 

 

 

3.   Report

a)   Verbal update on actions from last meeting

 

b)  Recent Events

Event

Audience

Comment – ZIP Rec

 

Lyttelton Port Company Dredging Hearing- begins 1 May

 

Canterbury community

 

Farm Environment Plan Workshop

31st May

Pigeon Bay landowners

Beef and Lamb held a workshop with landowners in Pigeon Bay to help them get started/ complete a Farm Environment Plan. The Beef and Lamb Farm Environment Plan template was amended to include the biodiversity requirements of Christchurch City Council.

ZC Annual Report Presentation to CCC

25th May

Council

 

ZC Annual Report Presentation to Ecan

15th June

Council

 

 

 

c)   Upcoming Events

 

Event

Audience

Comment – ZIP Rec

 

CWMS Targets Report

30 June

Mayoral Forum

Ngāi Tahu

Canterbury community

Report on progress toward CWMS targets

Zone Committee Refresh

Process starts September 2017

CWMS partners

Canterbury community

CWMS



d) News items (attached)

 

1.    Lake poison warning lifted

2.    Akaroa wastewater treatment project update

3.    Trappers workshop well attended

4.    Call for volunteers to help replant after Port Hills fire

5.    Close shaving appreciated

 

 

 

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8.        Whakaraupo Science Advisory Group

Reference:

17/621033

Contact:

Dr Tim Davie

Tim.davie@ecan.govt.nz

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1.   Purpose of Report

To provide the zone committee with a verbal update from the Whakaraupo Science Advisory Group.

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2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the update

 

 

 

3.   Report

As part of the Whakaraupo Catchment Management Plan development a Science Advisory Group (SAG) has been compiling a report of issues, drivers and actions for the harbour.  The group includes scientists from Landcare Research, University of Canterbury, Ngāi Tahu, and Environment Canterbury.

The report from the SAG has yet to be finalised and presented to the Whakaraupo Governance Group.  At the zone committee meeting the SAG chair (Tm Davie) will give a verbal update on the main, issues, drivers and actions identified.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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9.        Fish Monitoring on Banks Peninsula

Reference:

17/621136

Contact:

Dr Tim Davie

Tim.davie@ecan.govt.nz

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

To inform the Banks Peninsula of proposed fish monitoring to partially assess biodiversity status on Banks Peninsula.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee endorse the proposed monitoring

 

 

 

3.   Report

A target of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy is “to implement actions to correct the decline in freshwater species, habitat quality or ecosystems”.  A 2020 target talks of “having an upward trend in diversity and abundance of native fish populations”.  While Environment Canterbury has a comprehensive monitoring programme for water quality and invertebrates it there is no comprehensive fish monitoring programme; it falls across and between several agencies (e.g. DOC, Fish & Game, NIWA).  The invertebrate monitoring, done as part of ecosystem health monitoring tells us something about aquatic biodiversity but is not designed to specifically target biodiversity.

an approach for Banks peninsula

Banks Peninsula has a high degree of endemism in native aquatic species (i.e. they are found nowhere else), particularly macroinvertebrates. As a result there have been many studies done on aquatic species on the Peninsula.  The Freshwater Fish Database (FFD) held by NIWA provides a record of many of these studies.  The FFD records information on any study done, including presence/absence information.  Not all of this is of use for monitoring fish biodiversity.

          Through discussions with the Zone Committee and staff at Environment Canterbury a three pronged approach will be developed to look at biodiversity on Banks Peninsula.

1.    The FFD will be interrogated and sites where there are enough data used to design repeat monitoring.

2.    A selection of sites where there are direct riparian interventions using Immediate Steps funding will be monitored for effectiveness of the intervention. This will concentrate on invertebrate monitoring.

3.    The data from invertebrate monitoring done as part of the ecosystem health monitoring on Banks Peninsula will be looked at from a biodiversity, as well as an overall ecosystem health basis (i.e. presence/absence/abundance of key species looked at).  N.B. this is not totally reliable as identification is not always to species level.

          This paper details the plans for the first part described above.

Potential fish monitoring sites

An initial screening of the FFD .is shown in figure 1.  In figure 1 studies with inadequate description of methods were excluded.

Figure 1: Sites identified in the Freshwater Fish Database as potential monitoring sites after an initial screening.

From figure 1 seven sites have been selected for further fish monitoring. These have been selected on the basis of enough baseline data and also giving an adequate geographical representation of Banks Peninsula

The sites selected are:

·    Okuti River at Kinloch Road (sampled 1979,1998, 2004 and 2002)

·    Barry Bay stream downstream of the main fork (sampled 1964, 2001, 2013, 2014)

·    Hay Reserve in Pigeon Bay (sampled 1984, 1992, 1993, 2008)

·    Kawa Stream in Port Levy (sampled 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012)

·    Purau stream lower (sampled 1964, 1979, 1988, 2011, 2012)

·    Te Wharau Stream (sampled 1964, 1984, 2009)

·    Flea Bay Stream (sampled 1996 and 2001)

It is proposed that these sites will be monitored by Environment Canterbury ecology science staff over the next three summers (2017-20).

 

 

 

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10.    Wahi Tapu Sites in Banks Peninsula Zone

Reference:

17/621242

Contact:

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Enter email address

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Purpose of Report

To provide the zone committee with an overview of the importance and location of Wahi Tapu sites in the Banks Peninsula Zone.

 

1.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the map and briefing.

 

 

2.   Report

At the May Zone Committee meeting, the committee were asked to provide feedback on a report being prepared on swimming values in the Canterbury Region. At this meeting, the committee agreed the following feedback would be provided:

·    It should be recognised that all permanent streams with public access are likely to have recreation and amenity values

·    Appropriate consideration should be given to Wahi Tapu sites.

This feedback has been provided to the author of the report and it is understood the report will be finalised soon.

 

Peter Ramsden (Ecan Tangata Whenua Facilitator) will provide an overview of the importance and location of Wahi Tapu sites at the meeting.

 

 

 

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11.    Immediate Steps Biodiversity Peojects - Summary report and Communication  Actions

Reference:

17/621526

Contact:

Olivia Smith

Olivia.smith@ecan.govt.nz

0278863949

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

For the committee to discuss how to effectively profile/communicate IMS projects that have been completed in the Banks Peninsula Zone.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

·    receive the updated map showing the location of IMS projects in the Banks Peninsula Zone.

·    provide feedback on the proposed actions to communicate IMS projects.

·    consider how committee members can help celebrate projects in the zone.

 

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3.   Report

Since 2011, the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee have supported many valuable projects which help to protect and enhance biodiversity values on the peninsula. 

The establishment and ongoing maintenance of IMS projects often requires a significant commitment from landowners. To acknowledge this commitment, and to encourage future projects, we need to enhance our engagement and communication with the local media to share the good news stories. We also need to be sharing the stories via channels such as Facebook, website, Instagram and Twitter.

Communications staff at Environment Canterbury have proposed some actions to help:

·    raise the profile of Immediate Steps projects and their work

·    raise awareness about biodiversity

·    provide greater awareness about the link between the landowners and the work they are doing to protect waterways

·    support the Zone Committee with their communication requirements.

 

 

Proposed Communication Actions

 

 

Media

 

 

Frequency

 

 

1. Adverts (example attached)

 

Adverts which include a large photo and very small ‘bite size’ amount of text.

·    Print in Bay Harbour News, Akaroa Mail

·    Profile on ECan Facebook, Instagram and website

 

Every two months

 

2. Project Stories (print, example attached)

 

Publish a story in the local community papers that highlights facts, figures and information about the Immediate Steps projects.

 

Stories will relate to the amount of funding from the Zone Committee, the clean-up process, fascinating facts, timely updates, and benefits for the environment.

 

 

·    Print in Bay Harbour News, Akaroa Mail

 

Quarterly

 

3. Project Stories (Video)

 

Produce a short video showing an interview with landowners. This will be pitched to media as a feature profile

 

·    Video profile will feature on ECan Facebook and website

 

Quarterly

 

All media work will be repurposed and reused for placement in a number of channels to maximise resource efficiency.  Channels include our website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyWater/ .

 

 

 

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12.    Banks Peninsula Zone Committee, 5 Year Integrated Work Programme - Quarterly Report

Reference:

17/621800

Contact:

James Tricker

James.tricker@ecan.govt.nz

0278391341

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Provide an update on progress regarding the Banks Peninsula’s Zone Committee’s 5 year Integrated Work Programme.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

1.         Receive the report

 

 

 

3.   Report

Refer to Appendix 1.

 

 

 

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13.    5 Year Outcomes - Advocates Update

Reference:

17/625170

Contact:

James Tricker

James.tricker@ecan.govt.nz

Enter phone.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

To provide an opportunity for committee members to provide a progress report on the on the work they have been doing to achieve the Canterbury Water Management Strategy targets in the Banks Peninsula Zone.

 

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee:

·    Welcomes the updates from committee members and celebrates the progress made.

 

 

 

3.   Report

The 5 Year Outcomes help guide Environment Canterbury’s work programme to deliver the Canterbury Water Management Strategy in the Banks Peninsula zone.

There are nine Outcomes. One or two zone committee members are assigned to each outcome as “Advocates” to help guide the work programme.


 

1.    Updates on 5 year outcomes

 

1.    Access to Safe and reliable drinking water – Pam Richardson

Pam - A recent ‘event’ - a septic tank truck rolled in Okains Bay. Good practice was followed. Environment Canterbury was notified and steps followed. The community was advised through various networks steps to take etc. It was advised as a precaution that there should be no drinking of the water. The community water supply comes from another stream supply nearby. Water quality testing was undertaken Below are  the E coli test results from Okains Bay Stream truck crash on the morning after the crash.
To give some perspective, raw sewage would show an E coli result in the 1,000,000's count.

The results here, which are in the low 1,000's count are typical of rural run off after high rainfall - birds, stock, possums all contribute.

Upstream Crash Site2,280 E coli MPN/100ml.
Crash Site3,450 E coli MPN/100ml.
c.100m D/S Crash Site2,140 E coli MPN/100ml.
c.500m D/S Crash Site1,789 E coli MPN/100ml.
c.1000m D/S Crash Site2,610 E coli MPN/100ml.
Lagoon1,046 E coli MPN/100ml.

As can be seen, there may have been some minor effects in the immediate vicinity of the crash site, but once we are 500m downstream, results are indistinguishable from upstream. The following tests showed similar results and there will be a further test at some stage.
There maybe now an opportunity to share these results with the community. The results are perhaps slightly higher than I would have expected.

 

 

 

 


2.    Effective flood management in Wairewa catchment – Pam Richardson

 

Pam

·    Environment Canterbury staff have a clinic in Little River and Akaroa on a regular basis - alternate between a Land Manager and the Biodiversity officer.

·    Little River Rating District Bank stabilisation project - all the background work is being carried out to get this project underway. It may be that a new consent is required to carry out the work. Is there a global consent for instream and bank stabilisation work?

·    There is a need to continue our follow- up with the rules around the Little River Sub- Regional Plan. These are now operative and we need to ensure that all landowners –rural and urban understand the rules. Will Environment Canterbury have FAQ’s available?

·    Re - the effects of inundation and coastal erosion on our coast line. The CCC are looking at a new consultation round - Our Coastal Futures and looking at a new way of doing things. This process will include the peer review of the Tonkin and Taylor report.

·    Storms. Consider amounts of spoil are required to be removed following a storm events. Are there any consent requirements for individual landowners   to accept material from areas in the local catchment?

·    Erosion and undermining of the bank at the SH 75 bridge .Is the build-up of shingle causing the erosion and undermining of the bank?. This issue affects the netball courts at Little River –the CCC will not look at repairing them until the flooding issues have been resolved. Who is the owner of this stream bank area, would an engineering solution around the courts resolve the issue?

·    I continue to have concerns re management of rivers and streams and landowner responsibility e.g. at the stream site beside the Cooptown garage a willow fallen into the stream, the shingle island building up at the state highway bridge, build up at mouths of streams and interface with the coastal area across the Peninsula we have issues that require advise and management - funding needs to be allocated. Could this be considered a long term plan matter for consideration?

·    Lake Forsyth Endowment funds and the note that it would be inappropriate to use the fund for drainage work around Little River [legal advice available].

 

 

 


3.    Improved stormwater management and reduced sediment discharges – Paula Smith

·    Paula- Storm water management plans- I do not know whether anyone is doing these. I am not even sure which agency is supposed to do them. I note there is a delay in the hearing of CCC's Resource Consent Application CRC 160056 - Comprehensive Stormwater Network Discharge and the applicant has been granted an extension until February 2018 so they can investigate a different way of monitoring. Apparently "Environment Canterbury and the applicant [CCC] have agreed it is appropriate to investigate the use of stormwater contaminant load modelling for setting and tracking contaminants loads over the duration of the consent. In order to develop estimates of the contaminant loads over time and the effects of stormwater treatment initiatives, a significant work programme is required to collect the necessary information and to model the effects". Also, "in parallel with the monitoring work, the applicant [CCC] will look to develop a revised set of proposed consent conditions which would be needed to support the alternative consent monitoring strategy".
I don't think the Zone Committee knows anything about this delay in the global stormwater consent. To me it seems likely that because Banks Peninsula is bound up with the work required for the city, addressing the discharge of sediment, our most serious contaminant, from reticulated stormwater networks in Lyttelton/Corsair Bay, Cass Bay, Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour/Church Bay/Charteris Bay and Akaroa (+others?) will be further delayed. I would like someone to explain all this to the Zone Committee and perhaps we could consider whether it might be possible for Banks Peninsula stormwater discharges to be uncoupled from the Christchurch City consenting process. Because meanwhile the streams and harbours are filling with sediment and the cockles are choking on it.

 

·    Paula- I was unable to attend the last meeting on 11 April. Shelley Washington said there was some discussion about having one of the sites on the other side of the hill i.e. not in the Whakaraupo Catchment or the BP Zone. Shelley wrote: "We decided that a matrix needed to be prepared of pro’s and con’s of the various site, before making a decision. And that these pro’s and con’s can be used to explain why sites were or weren’t chosen (later on)" and "We should have this matrix prepared in approx. 6 weeks time, then we can make a well informed decision about which sites we want. Then the next step will be discussing with nearby landowners, checking access for machinery etc ". I have not heard anything more. The matrix should be finished by now. As the milestone requires "agreement by the Zone Committee" this project should probably be discussed with the Zone Committee before it gets too much further down the track.

 

·    Pam- Roading issues. Banks Peninsula has some challenges The CCC is continuing with ‘culvert cleaning’ etc. A considerable amount of debris is being moved away from the head of culverts etc. The lack of shingle on Banks Peninsula roads causes considerable clay exposure. Perhaps it is timely to consider a more in-depth report on the condition of our roads to ensure sustainability of the network including the standards storm water systems etc. Do we need to raise these issues to be considered in the Long Term Plan?


4.    Operate at GMP – Ian Lloyd

 

·    Pam- A Beef and Lamb Workshop was held with landowners in Pigeon Bay. This recent exercise I believe was very successful. It was about having landowners from catchments looking at the issues in their catchment and seeing that the vegetation does not go just to the boundary. It was also about having the right people in the room and being able to ask those ‘dumb’ questions. It all felt like a bit of a ‘family’ exercise. It provided me with opportunities to ask landowners about the earlier PNA programme and the work that Hugh Wilson did in the 1980’s.

 

 

 

5.    The value of biodiversity is recognised in its own right and embraced through Kaitiakitanga – Thomas Kulpe

 

·    Thomas- Soil Organic Matter- an Index for Banks Peninsula (document attached)

 

·    Paula - BP Zone committee has not selected any priority areas. The Zone Committee has approved funding for projects brought to it by staff. What projects get funded is based largely on who applies. Decisions are based on Immediate Steps biodiversity criteria, not on whether they "improve stormwater management" or "reduce sediment discharges" which are the 5-year outcomes sought in this case.

 

·    Pam

-    I am aware that the CCC councillors may be signing off on a Biodiversity Contestable Fund later in the month. The proposal has passed the first hurdle.

-    Submissions are being called for the Environment Canterbury Regional Pest closing date 3rd July

-    Reserve Management Plans are being developed for Misty Peaks and 

-    Te Oka. The CCC are seeking public suggestions to assist staff with preparations of the Reserve Management plans - managing physical resources to guide promote and enhance the visitor experience etc.  No hearings are required for this first round of public engagement.

-    Okuiti Reserve ‘Living Classroom’ proposal- interpretation panels and a nature trail developing worksheets for schools etc. A focus on maintaining the values of the reserve and will partner with partner with the LR Trap Library and the Little River Wairewa Trust. DoC supportive and CCC offering assistance from Environmental team.

-    Threatened Species Strategy DoC has released a draft strategy for consultation that can be found on the DoC website

 

·    Banks Peninsula Wildside- Green ribbon Award winner

 

 


6.    Support community ownership – Claire Findlay, ZC Chair (Paula Smith)

·    Claire- not aware of any further progress been made.

 

 


7.    Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management – Ian Lloyd, Elizabeth Cunningham, Andrew Turner

 

·    Science Advisory Group is in the process of completing their science report.

·      Partners Working Group in the progressing with development of plan.

 

Pam- Lyttelton Waste Water project driven by the expiry of the existing resource consent for the discharge of waste water into the harbour basin under an Environment Court decision. Routine discharges to cease Governors Bay by 2018 Diamond Harbour 2021 and Lyttelton by 2029 .this will be achieved by piping untreated waste water from each location through to Bromley via the Lyttelton road tunnel with Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton concurrently by 2021. This has been confirmed as part of the Long Term Plan.The adopted design consists of a buried submarine pipeline from Diamond Harbour and Governors Bay to a new pump station on Simeon Quay by the Lyttelton road portal tunnel and through to Ferrymead and onto Bromley WWTP – work beginning later this year.

 

 

 


8.    Raise awareness and understanding of climate change –

 

 

 


9.    Resource consent monitoring is prioritised within the zone – Kevin Simcock

 

·    Paula- I cannot remember having such a report on construction site monitoring in 2016. Kevin has given a verbal report about issues at some construction sites which he has been keeping an eye on around Takamatua. I am aware of some enforcement related to a really messy un-consented driveway in Diamond Harbour. Thomas has copied me in on some Pollution Hotline action in the Waitituri Stream in Purau resulting from earthworks related to a rural subdivision consented several years ago. And I heard rumours about enforcement action in Teddington where forest was clear-felled and a massive new road went in on a very steep south-facing slope which drains into Waiake Stream and the very high ecological value Teddington wetland.  I am not sure when or if an annual report on construction sites monitoring is to be expected in 2017.

 

 

 


Additional:

·    Akaroa Wastewater. It appears as though a miscalculation has occurred and that this has meant further work is required and reporting back to the Environment Court needs to be extended.

 

 

2.    Regional Committee Update – Thomas Kulpe

 

Attachment

Soil organic Matter- An Index for Banks Peninsula

 

 

 

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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Joint Committee

20 June 2017

 

 

 

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