Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

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

 

Date:                                     Thursday 26 April 2018

Time:                                    6pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben - Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Lance Kenyon - Community Representative

Kevin Brown - Community Representative

Helen Caley - Community Representative

Gareth Oddy - Community Representative

Carly Sluys - Community Representative

Robert Wynn-Williams - Community Representative

Suzanne Furkert - Community Representative

Councillor Pauline Cotter - Christchurch City Council

Councillor Tom Lambie - Environment Canterbury

Councillor Debra Hasson - Selwyn District Council

Herewini Banks - Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki

Les Wanhalla - Te Taumutu Rūnanga

 

 

19 April 2018

 

Zone Facilitator

Lesley Woudberg

Tel: 0277064273

Environment Canterbury

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

 

If you require access to the ECan building after 6pm, please phone Lesley Woudberg on 027 7064273

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/meetings-agendas-and-minutes/
https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/council-and-committee-meetings/

 


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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.       Support for the Instigation of Otukaikino River Catchment Management Plan.............. 11

8.       Potential Future of the Selwyn District Council Water Race Network.............................. 25

9.       Working Group Updates - 26 April 2018............................................................................... 35

10.     Land and Water Regional Plan - Proposed Omnibus Plan Change 2019........................... 43

11.     Quarterly Report - Canterbury Water Management Strategy Zone Delivery................... 47

12.     Facilitator's Update - 26 April 2018....................................................................................... 53   

 

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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1.   Apologies

An apology was received from Lance Kenyon.

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 22 March 2018  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 22 March 2018

Time:                                    6.02pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Lance Kenyon - Community Representative – Chaired the meeting

Kevin Brown - Community Representative

Helen Caley - Community Representative

Gareth Oddy - Community Representative

Councillor Tom Lambie - Environment Canterbury

Councillor Debra Hasson - Selwyn District Council

Herewini Banks - Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki – departed at 6.40pm

Les Wanhalla - Te Taumutu Rūnanga

 

In Attendance:  Environment Canterbury: Shelley Washington, Steve Firth, Nick Moody, Jackie Curtis; Christchurch City Council: Diane Shelander, Liz Ryley, Belinda Margetts; Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board: Melanie Coker and Karolyn Potter; Sophie Allen, Emerson Yeoman, Matt Stanford, Toni Watts, Katherine Peet, Andrew Congalton; Colleen Philip and Colin McGeever

 

21 March 2018

 

Principal Advisor

Diane Shelander

Senior Policy Analyst

Tel: 941 8304

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Shelley Washington

Tel: 027 294 5219

Environment Canterbury

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

 

 

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Lance Kenyon chaired the meeting and opened with a Karakia/Timatanga.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved CWZC/2018/00009

That the apologies for absence from Arapata Reuben, Carly Sluys, Pauline Cotter, Robert Wynn-Williams and Suzanne Furkert, and for early departure from Herewini Banks, be accepted.

Member Banks/Member Wanhalla                                                                                                                     Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2018/00010

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 22 February 2018 be confirmed, subject to the following additions and alterations:

Item 6 – Identification of General Public Contributions – An addition that a member of the public did wish to raise an item.

Item 8 – Waimakariri Wells Project Results and Way Forward – A mixture of public zone committee meetings, public meetings and zone committee workshops are used, the same as the Ashburton Zone Committee and Hinds, and other processes.

Page 6 – Zone Committee Annual Report 2017 – the final line should be amended to reflect the Joint Committee Decision that the Committee agreed to write to the three Councils, Christchurch City, Selwyn District and Environment Canterbury, to recommend at the Local Government New Zealand Conference on 15 July 2018 a remit about Government bringing in legislation for the use of copper free brake pads.

Councillor Lambie/Member Brown                                                                                                                     Carried

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

         Nil.

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

         Nil.

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

         Nil.

 

7.   Urban Eel - Te Tuna Tāone Project

 

A presentation on the Urban Eel – Te Tuna Tāone Project was given by Sophie Allen and Emerson Yeoman of the Working Waters Trust, supported by Matt Stanford and Toni Watts from Enviroschools Canterbury.   The Working Waters Trust would be applying to the Immediate Steps programme and they asked the Committee for support by individually submitting in support for the Christchurch City Council’s proposed Community Water Partnership, and to share the project with others and keep in touch with ideas and priority sites.  Les Wanhalla suggested asking Environment Canterbury to reintroduce lending stormwater grate paint stencils, to indicate they go to rivers.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2018/00011

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Urban Eel – Te Tuna Tāone Project report.

Member Wanhalla/Councillor Hasson                                                                                                                Carried

 

8.   Christchurch Enviro Hub

 

Sophie Allen, Implementation Manager for the Christchurch Enviro Hub, along with a Trustee in support, presented on the Christchurch Enviro Hub concept, a centrally-located home for environmental organisations.  Sophie responded to questions from the Committee about the project and agreed that existing community buildings could be considered.  The Committee agreed to support the approach of the Christchurch Enviro Hub.  Sophie also encouraged the Zone Committee to get involved by liking on Facebook, joining the Trust, or getting the newsletter.

 

Staff Recommendations Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Christchurch Enviro Hub report.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2018/00012

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Christchurch Enviro Hub report.

2.         Support the Christchurch Enviro Hub concept funding bid to the Environment Canterbury Long Term Plan.

Member Banks/Member Brown                                                                                                                          Carried

 

Herewini Banks departed at 6.40pm.

9.   Styx River Living Laboratory Trust

 

Hugh Thorpe, Styx River Living Laboratory Trust, gave a presentation about the Styx River and its tributaries.  This included detail about projects, e.g. Nunweek Park, Smacks Creek, Styx Mill Conservation Reserve and Redwood Springs.  Mr Thorpe responded to questions from the Committee.  He explained that the Trust was an advocacy group and comprised members from all over the city.  It assisted wherever possible and engaged with industry, e.g. NZTA on realignment work.  He noted that better publicity of the Trust was needed.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2018/00013

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Styx River Living Laboratory Trust report.

 

Member Caley/Member Wanhalla                                                                                                                      Carried

 

10. Cultural Historical Perspective Freshwater Species

 

In Arapata Reuben’s absence, this item was deferred to the next meeting.

 

11. Freshwater Species

 

Dr Belinda Margetts, Waterways Ecologist for the Christchurch City Council presented a Power Point on Freshwater Species of Christchurch City Waterways.  This outlined the main river catchments, and included information about biota, invertebrates and fish, found in the main catchments, and the state of health of that biota.  She responded to questions raised at the meeting.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2018/00014

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Freshwater Species report.

Member Brown/Councillor Hasson                                                                                                                     Carried

 

12. Working Group Updates

 

Working Group updates were taken as read from the:

Urban Contaminant Working Group

Cashmere Catchment Working Group

Groundwater and Drylands Working Group

Biodiversity and Immediate Steps Working Group

Recreation Working Group

Liaison with Community Groups

 

Communication and Engagement Working Group – Jackie Curtis added that an information page on copper free brake pads had been placed on the ECan and CWMS websites and shared with the other councils, and that postcards and posters have been prepared.

 

Regional Committee – Les Wanhalla’s Regional report will be distributed via email.

 

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2018/00015

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

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

Member Caley/Member Oddy                                                                                                                             Carried

 

13. Facilitator's Update - 22 March 2018

 

Shelley Washington spoke to her report.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2018/00016

Joint Committee Decision

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Facilitator’s Update report.

Councillor Lambie/Councillor Hasson                                                                                                                  Carried

 

Lance Kenyon closed the meeting with a Karakia/Whakamutunga.  He was thanked for chairing the meeting.

   

Meeting concluded at 8.16pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 26TH DAY OF APRIL 2018

 

LANCE KENYON

DEPUTY Chairperson

 


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7.        Support for the Instigation of Otukaikino River Catchment Management Plan

Reference:

18/385570

Presenter(s):

Dr Belinda Margetts, Waterways Ecologist, Christchurch City Council

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to be updated on the Ōtukaikino River Catchment Management Plan as per the attached memorandum from Dr Belinda Margetts and Michele Stevenson of the Christchurch City Council.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Ōtukaikino River Catchment Management Plan report.

2.         Provide a letter of support from the Zone Committee and Ngāi Tūāhuriri to the joint Environment Canterbury/Christchurch City Council Water Management Issues Group for the instigation of the Ōtukaikino River Catchment Management Plan.

 

3.   Report

3.1       As per attached memorandum.

 

 

 

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8.        Potential Future of the Selwyn District Council Water Race Network

Reference:

18/384053

Presenter(s):

Murray England, Selwyn District Council

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to receive and review information provided on the potential future of the Selwyn District Council water race network, as per the attached report.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the report on the Potential Future of the Selwyn District Council Water Race Network.

 

3.   Report

3.1       As per attached report.

 

 

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9.        Working Group Updates - 26 April 2018

Reference:

18/385332

Presenter(s):

Lesley Woudberg, Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to be updated on the activities of each Working Group over the last month and the next steps each group is working on.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Working Group Updates report.

 

3.   Report

 

Urban Contaminant Working Group – Cr Pauline Cotter, Suzanne Furkert, Cr Tom Lambie, Helen Caley, Gareth Oddy, Andrew Congalton (co-opted) (supported by Jenny Watters and Nick Moody)

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 ZIP’s)

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

·    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 2019

·    Haytons 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 June 2018

What have we done since we last met?

·    Hosted a workshop  20 April - Addington Brook

Next steps

 

 


Cashmere Catchment Working Group – Arapata Reuben, Ken Rouse (Chair, co-opted), Les Wanhalla, Lance Kenyon, Gareth Oddy (supported by Shelley Washington)

 

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?

·    7 April held a working bee at Sutherlands Road planting site

Next steps

·    Follow up TSS-Clarity-Turbidity Relationship project; following up sign idea for Port Hills Fire/Cashmere Stream Restoration Project

·    Cashmere Stream Care Group will continue to work with landowners, CCC, ECAN and working group to progress phase 3 of their restoration project and maintaining phase 1 and 2.

·    International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Conference taking place in Christchurch in early September 2018.

 

 

 


Groundwater & Drylands Working Group – Kevin Brown, Robert Wynn-Williams, Helen Caley, Carly Sluys, Gareth Oddy, Cr Tom Lambie, Cr Debra Hasson (supported by Zone Facilitator & Geoff Thompson)

 

What are we trying to achieve in 2 years?

 

·    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?

·    Refer to attached minutes dated 15 March

Next steps?

·    Workshop with Waimakariri ZC 7 May 2-6pm



Communication and Engagement – Arapata Reuben, Lance Kenyon, Herewini Banks (supported by Charlotte O’Sullivan and Jackie Curtis)

 

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?

·    Presentation to Environment Canterbury of the ZC 2017 Annual Report 12 April

·    Chair’s article The Press 14 April

·    Fish migration day 20 April

·    Copper free brake pad communication materials finalised and distributed

 

Next steps

·   Chair’s article

·   Highlight consequences of what happens when toxic substances end up in the stormwater system (eg. Kaputone)

 

 

 


Biodiversity & Immediate Steps – Lance Kenyon, Les Wanhalla, Cr Tom Lambie, Carly Sluys (supported by Ashleigh Watts and Zone Facilitator)

 

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

·    Recommend Immediate Steps funding allocations

 

What have we done since we last met?

 

·    Met as a WG 18 April.

 

Next steps

·    Working on a strategy for the Heathcote catchment

·    Review immediate steps applications - next round August/September

 

 


Recreation – Suzanne Furkert, Cr Pauline Cotter, Evan Smith (AvON, co-opted), Cr Glenn Livingstone (co-opted), CrTom Lambie, Carly Sluys (supported by Shelley Washington, Diane Shelander, Zone Facilitator)

 

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

 

·    Waterways better provide for multiple recreation, relaxation and amenity uses

·    Aquatic and adjacent land recreational values in the Lower Avon/Ōtākaro River are improved (between Fitzgerald Ave and Estuary).

·    Engage with stakeholders; identify challenges and opportunities; develop strategy; and implement strategy to improve aquatic and adjacent land recreational values in the Lower Avon/Ōtākaro River (between Fitzgerald Ave and Estuary).

What have we done since we last met and next steps

·    To be advised.

 

 


Regional Committee – Les Wanhalla (supported by Lesley Woudberg)

 

·    Regional Committee working groups meet 15 May and regional committee 12 June.

·    Working on:

Fish screens

Recreation

What the CWMS could look like in 2025 and 2030

 

 

 


Liaison with community groups – Suzanne Furkert (supported by Shelley Washington, Nick, Jenny, Ashleigh)

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.

Some of the things happening:

·    Fish migration day 20 April – Margaret Mahy playground

·    Groups working together to plan this year’s Mother of All Clean Ups event 12 May.

·    Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network developing on a project to “add value” to Mother of All Clean Ups to encourage residents to pick up rubbish from beside the river.

Next Steps

·    Keep in touch with groups and look for opportunities to highlight some of the great work they are doing.

Groups: Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust; Cashmere Stream Care Group; Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network; Avon Ōtākaro Network; Shirley Stream Care Group; Roimata Community Food Commons; Styx River Living Laboratory Trust; Network of the Ilam Stream; groups in Riccarton Catchment; biodiversity focused groups etc.

 

 

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10.    Land and Water Regional Plan - Proposed Omnibus Plan Change 2019

Reference:

18/387209

Presenter(s):

Andrea Richardson, Senior Planner, Environment Canterbury

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to seek feedback from the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee on any new urgent regionally significant topics to be considered for inclusion in the Omnibus Plan Change to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (Omnibus Plan Change), with a notification date of mid-2019.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Review the list of urgent regionally significant topics proposed for the Omnibus Plan Change (Attachment 1); and

2.         Advise if there is any other urgent regionally significant topic that should be addressed in the Omnibus Plan Change, along with the following information:

·   Why is the issue significant for the Canterbury region;

·   Who and/or what is affected because of the issue;

·   What your Zone Committee considers should be done to address the issue; and

·   How urgent is the issue (e.g. how would the effects of the issue change if it was addressed in 4-5 years’ time rather than now?).

 

3.   Report

3.1       The Omnibus Plan Change ensures the regional planning provisions in the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) are responsive to new directives from central government, emerging environmental issues, and changes in matters that are strategic priorities for Environment Canterbury.  The Omnibus Plan Change will only make changes to the LWRP, and will not change any other Canterbury regional plan that control specific aspects of land and water separately.  Key milestones for this project include engagement with Zone Committees on potential changes to the LWRP to address the regionally significant issues in the last quarter of 2018, public notification of the proposed plan change in mid-2019, a public hearing on submissions on the plan change in early 2020 and a decision to be notified by mid-2021. 

3.2       We welcome your feedback as to whether there are any other regionally significant topics that your Zone Committee considers should be included in the Omnibus Plan Change.  Please note that for each new topic added to the list, it is likely that a regionally significant topic listed in Attachment 1 would need to be removed in order to meet the mid-2019 notification timeframe.

3.3       Each new topic for Omnibus Plan Change needs to meet the following criteria:

a.    It is an issue that is likely to apply to the whole Canterbury region (i.e. it is not only applicable to one sub-region); and

b.    It is urgent and important for the sustainable management of natural and physical resources in Canterbury.

          3.4    If your Zone Committee identifies a new topic that meets the above criteria, we would appreciate you providing the following information on the issue:

a.    What is the issue and why is it significant for the Canterbury region;

b.    Who and/or what is affected because of the issue;

c.     What your Zone Committee considers should be done to address the issue; and

d.    How urgent is the issue (e.g. how would the effects of the issue change if it was addressed in 4-5 years’ time rather than now?).

3.4       Once all Zone Committees have provided feedback, Environment Canterbury’s Councillors will evaluate which regionally significant topics should be included in the Omnibus Plan Change 2019.  One of the considerations that Councillors will take into account when evaluating which significant topics should be included is the technical analysis and reporting workload required to support the plan change.  The workload and timeframes are such that for each new topic added to the list, it is likely that a regionally significant topic in Attachment 1 would need to be removed to meet the mid-2019 notification timeframe. A final decision on any changes to the regionally significant topics listed in Attachment 1 will be made by Councillors in the middle of this year after consideration of your feedback.  We will advise of the outcome of that decision as soon as possible after this time.

 

3.5       Environment Canterbury staff would be happy to attend one of your Zone Committee meetings in the last quarter of 2018 to seek your feedback on potential plan change amendments to address the regionally significant Omnibus Plan Change topics.

 

 

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11.    Quarterly Report - Canterbury Water Management Strategy Zone Delivery

Reference:

18/385672

Presenter(s):

Steve Firth, Environment Canterbury

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to be updated on the Quarterly Report for the Canterbury Water Management Strategy Zone Delivery.  Steve Firth will provide a presentation to the Zone Committee on this matter.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy Zone Delivery report.

 

3.   Report

3.1       As per attached report.

 

 

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12.    Facilitator's Update - 26 April 2018

Reference:

18/385187

Presenter(s):

 

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to be informed of:

1.1.1   WaterShed event 9 April 2018 verbal report

1.1.2   CWM ZC Annual Report presented to Environment Canterbury 12 April
– verbal report

1.1.3   Table of upcoming events

1.1.4   Table of issues raised at committee meetings

1.1.5   Media

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

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

2.         Note the upcoming events.

3.         Note updates on issues raised during Committee meetings.

4.         Note the media articles.

 

3.   Report

a)   Upcoming Events

 

Table -     Zone Committee meetings shaded blue

                 Community events shaded green

 

Event

Who

Comment

 

Zone Cmtt mtg
Thursday 26 April
ECan

ZC members

 

Joint Workshop Waimakariri and CWM ZCs

Monday 7 May 2-6pm (TBC)

ZC members

Focus nutrients and groundwater

Mother of All Clean Ups

Saturday 12 May

Public

Community groups

Organised by Avon Ōtākaro network, Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust and Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network http://www.estuary.org.nz/projects/mother-of-all-clean-ups.html

 

Zone Cmtt mtg
Thursday 24 May
ECan (TBC)

ZC members

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Cmtt (CCC)

Wednesday 13 June

@ CCC

CCC Councillors

Mtgs open to the public

Agendas and minutes can be found at http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/

 

Zone Cmtt mtg
Thursday 28 June
ECan (TBC)

ZC members

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Cmtt (CCC)

Wednesday 11 July

@ CCC

CCC Councillors

Mtgs open to the public

Agendas and minutes can be found at http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/

 

Zone Cmtt mtg
Thursday 26 July
ECan (TBC)

ZC members

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Cmtt (CCC)

Wednesday 8 August

@ CCC

CCC Councillors

Mtgs open to the public

Agendas and minutes can be found at http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/

 

Zone Cmtt mtg
Thursday 23 August
ECan (TBC)

ZC members

 

International Erosion Control Association Conference

28 – 31 August
Christchurch

Industry practitioners

 

ZC members

https://www.nziht.co.nz/Conferences-and-Seminars/2018-IECA-and-NZIHT-Conference/28th-31st-August,-Chateau-on-the-Park,-Christchurch/

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Cmtt (CCC)

Wednesday 12 September

@ CCC

CCC Councillors

Mtgs open to the public

Agendas and minutes can be found at http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/

 

Zone Cmtt mtg
Thursday 27 September
ECan (TBC)

ZC members

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Cmtt (CCC)

Wednesday 10 October

@ CCC

CCC Councillors

Mtgs open to the public

Agendas and minutes can be found at http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/

 

ZC Refresh
September/October

4x ZC community members who’s terms expire Dec 2018

 

 

Meet in the Middle event

7 or 14 October (TBC)

Public

Community groups

ZC members

 

Zone Cmtt mtg
Thursday 25 October
ECan (TBC)

ZC members

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Cmtt (CCC)

Wednesday 7 November

@ CCC

CCC Councillors

Mtgs open to the public

Agendas and minutes can be found at http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/

 

Zone Cmtt mtg
Thursday 22 November
ECan (TBC)

ZC members

 

Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Cmtt (CCC)

Wednesday 12 December

@ CCC

CCC Councillors

Mtgs open to the public

Agendas and minutes can be found at http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/

 

 

 

b)   Issues Raised at ZC Meetings

 

Date

Issue

Action

Comment

2017

Public toilets Kerrs Reach area

2017

CCC New signs to direct public to Avon park toilets – no new temporary or permanent toilets planned for this area

Appropriate provision of public toilets likely to be resolved with “red zone” decisions

 

No ZC action pending

2017

Copper and brake pads

April 2017
Education/engagement
- material printed, with ECan, CCC and SDC, MTA, in newspapers, at community events,  …under banner “Storm-water Super-Hero”

 

ECan
- letter to ZC, indicated it will look for opportunities to raise the issue at the next LGovt conf and with Ministers

 

Councils will continue to use info thru their networks/websites

 

ZC members can circulate info in their own networks

 

Waiting for response from CC

22/2/18

Jetty maintenance Avon and Heathcote rivers

20 March
- CCC Parks Unit, no scheduled maintenance for jetties and platforms along the rivers. CCC carries out reactive maintenance or when notified by river users

 

Refer also to
- Avon “red zone” plans
- Heathcote drainage recovery/stormwater work currently underway

 

No ZC action pending

2017

Flag Iris

Spot spraying undertaken

Ref.Memo 22 March Tim Joyce CCC

Report debris islands to CCC – note time and direction of tide

 

No other ZC action pending

22/2/18

Litter Booms

Litter booms on the Avon and Heathcote rivers were reinstated in Nov 2017, Heathcote boom has been vandalised and is grounding at low tide

Ref.Memo 22 March Tim Joyce CCC

No ZC action pending

 

 

c)   Media Articles

 

9 April The Press “Christchurch water supply chlorine free in 12 months”

 

10 April The Press “Regenerate narrows options for red zoned land”

 

13 April Press Release “Spartina spraying – Avon Heathcote Estuary

14 April The Press “Be a Stormwater Superhero – ask for copper-free brake pads”

 

Christchurch mayor adamant city's water supply will be chlorine-free in 12 months, despite report saying could take 3 years

Tina Law 19:38, April 9 2018

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is willing to get workers from outside the city if that's what it takes to ensure the city's water supply is chlorine-free in a year. Christchurch's mayor is adamant the city's water will be chlorine-free in a year despite a new report stating repairing the wells could take at least three. 

The cost to secure the city's water supply has skyrocketed from $630,000 to more than $21.5 million as the Christchurch City Council looks at long-term options to prevent the Government from making chlorination mandatory. .

The council decided in January to chlorinate the water for up to 12 months while it repaired 103 well heads, which were found to be unsafe and vulnerable to pollution from dirty surface groundwater. 

All of Christchurch's water supply will be chlorinated by the end of April.

But a new council staff report details repair options that could take between three and six years to complete.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the council would do "whatever it takes" and "invest whatever was required" to get the chlorine out of the water supply, even if it meant pulling in people and resources from across the country to complete the well head work. 

"We want to make sure our pristine water supply remains chlorine-free into the future. We

"It will cost, but the chlorine will go."

Dalziel said staff had alerted councillors it could take more than 12 months, but they had been told to come back with options to meet the deadline.

The council has no money in its budget to pay for the work, so the council would have to review its entire capital programme to find a way. Increasing rates was not an option, Dalziel said.

About $34m was budgeted to renew wells during the next 10 years, but staff did not want the council to use this money because it would mean it could not replace 23 wells nearing the end of their life.

TWO OPTIONS

One of the repair options was to raise 81 well heads above the ground at a cost of $21.5 million. This was considered the best long-term approach, but the report said it would take up to five-and-a-half years to complete because only 15 to 20 well heads could be raised each year. 

A second option recommended securing 76 well heads below the ground and raising five at a cost of $10.5m. This option would take three years to complete, the report said.

An additional 16 shallow wells would also need to be either replaced with deeper secure wells, at a cost of $15m or be treated with an ultraviolet (UV) system, at a cost of $5m. It would take three to six years to drill 16 replacement wells or up to two years to install UV treatment.

Dalziel said the timeframes in the report were based on business as usual and the council was not taking that approach.

Council city services general manager David Adamson said it was likely the council would adopt several options, including raising the well heads and installing UV treatment.

The Havelock North Drinking Water inquiry last year recommended the Government impose mandatory treatment of all water supplies across the country to prevent another outbreak similar to the one in the Hawke's Bay town in August 2016 when 5500 people fell ill from drinking contaminated drinking water, 45 were hospitalised and three died.

The Government has yet to decide its response to the recommendations, but if it did impose mandatory treatment, the council hoped it would be granted an exemption. Council staff believed an exemption was only likely to happen if it could demonstrate a high standard of water supply infrastructure.

The council's infrastructure, transport and environment committee meeting will discuss the report on Wednesday, before making a recommendation to council.

CHLORINE ROLL OUT 

Chlorination of the city's water supply started on March 26 with Brooklands, Kainga and Spencerville. The north west zone, which supples 80,000 people from Belfast to Yaldhurst including Riccarton and Addington, was chlorinated from Friday. The largest central zone, which supplies 225,000 people in Spreydon, Cashmere, Papanui, Linwood, Aranui and New Brighton, would be the last to be treated. The whole supply would be chlorinated by the end of April.

10 April 2018

Regenerate narrows options for red zoned land

The agency developing a regeneration plan for red-zoned land along the Ōtākaro/Avon River corridor says it will not pursue options for a flat water sports facility or large scale housing.

Regenerate Christchurch(external link) has also ruled out doing any further work on a land-swap to enable the establishment of a golf course within the corridor area.

Instead, it has announced it plans to make water quality and public access to the natural environment priorities in its development of a plan for the future of the red zoned land.

It is developing a refined short-list of land use options for the area that include a mix of naturally-occurring and new activities.  At the centre will be 11 kilometres of public walking and biking tracks from the city to New Brighton, within a ‘Green Spine’ up to 150 metres wide on each side of the river.

It will feature large areas of ecological restoration, wetlands, community spaces such as barbeque areas and coffee stops, and will support access to the river.

“The Green Spine will have a natural trail on one side of the river and a paved path on the other side, with a  boardwalk in parts,’’ says Regenerate Christchurch Chief Executive Ivan Iafeta.

“Outside the Green Spine are three significant areas suitable for a variety of potential public and private land uses. The potential uses of each respective area reflect themes of Food and Culture, Experiencing Nature, and Activity and Play.

“These areas and the Green Spine will create opportunities for school children and researchers to learn about the natural environment, to better understand the challenges and opportunities within a truly living laboratory. Ecological, food, cultural and recreational experiences, and sustainable agriculture and adaptable housing will be part of a unique urban environment,’’ Mr Iafeta says.

A 31-hectare wetland area beside Horseshoe Lake will treat stormwater run-off from as many as 10,000 properties and improve water quality in both the lake and the river. A further 49 hectares of wetlands elsewhere in the corridor will treat stormwater run-off from a further 15,000 properties.

More information about the refined shortlist of potential land uses will be released for public comment as part of a wider engagement programme that will begin with a public exhibition. Details of when that exhibition will be held will be released shortly.

“In deciding the land uses for the refined shortlist we have determined that three potential uses previously considered will not be progressed any further. They are large-scale housing, a land-swap to enable the establishment of a golf course within the corridor area and a flatwater facility,’’ Mr Iafeta says.

Regenerate Christchurch was required to assess the feasibility of constructing an open water course suitable for international events. It looked at three options:  a 1.1 kilometre out-of-river flatwater facility, a 2.2 kilometre in-river flatwater facility and a 2.2 kilometre out-of-river flatwater facility.

Mr Iafeta says extensive expert analysis determined that an in-river option would be subject to frequent algal blooms, and an out-of-river flatwater option would prevent the provision of stormwater treatment that would significantly improve the water quality in Horseshoe Lake.

“In addition, expert analysis found that keeping a 2.2-kilometre out-of-river flatwater facility free of algal bloom would require 43 million litres of water to be extracted from Christchurch’s deep-water aquifers every day. That is about a third of the average amount currently used in the city every day for drinking water.’’

 

Spartina spraying - Avon Heathcote estuary

Date: 13 Apr 2018

Category: News | Pest Management | Biodiversity

From Monday 16th April we will be spraying Spartina across sites along the Avon Heathcote Estuary.  We will have signs in the areas that have been sprayed. Do not swim or gather food in these areas.

Spartina is a damaging weed that colonises inter-tidal zones, where it forms dense clumps and traps sediment.  Spartina can cause an immense loss of biodiversity by turning mudflats that support wading birds, whitebait, eels and flounder into dry meadows.  In Canterbury, Spartina is currently found in the Avon Heathcote Estuary, Brooklands Lagoon and Lyttelton Harbour.

This year Environment Canterbury, the Department of Conservation and Christchurch City Council will be working with our local communities, in a project funded by the Department of Conservation, to survey and control all spartina infestations in Canterbury.

Facts about Spartina

·      Also known as Salt Grass

·      Origin: North America, England

·      Robust and erect grass

·      grows in a mass of roots over 1m heigh

·      mass of roots

·      Flowers form in  head of short, flattened spikelets

 

 

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Title

Page

a

Be A Stormwater Superhero

61

b

Litter Boom memorandum

62

c

Invitation to Groundwater Interzone Workshop

64

d

Copper Brake Pads - Response Letter

65

 

 


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