Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

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

 

Date:                                    Tuesday 21 May 2019

Time:                                   4pm

Venue:                                 Governors Bay Community Centre, 1 Cresswell Avenue, Governors Bay

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Benita Wakefield - Te Rūnanga o Wairewa 

Gina Waibl - Community Representative     

 

Rima Herber - Community Representative  

Elizabeth Macpherson - Community Representative       

Ben Manson - Community Representative  

Paula Smith - Community Representative  

Garrick Thorn - Community Representative

Andrew Turner - Deputy Mayor Christchurch City Council         

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury 

Manaia Cunningham - Te Runanga o Koukourarata       

Pere Tainui - Te Runanga o Onuku    

Aurora Smith - Te Hapū  o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki    

 

 

15 May 2019

 

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

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

 

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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Banks Peninsula Zone Action Plan 2018-2021 – Finalised 16 October 2018

This 3-year plan includes the key actions to be delivered by councils, agencies and the community to help make progress toward achieving the priority outcomes from the Banks Peninsula ZIP. The Zone Committee play a key role in supporting the delivering this action plan through:

·         Engaging the Banks Peninsula community– make connections, be a contact for community members to discuss issues/solutions, be a community voice.

·         Hosting events, workshops, public meetings, fieldtrips to share information, seek input/feedback, and celebrate success.

·         Using media to build the profile of the committee, share information and celebrate success.

·         Supporting and celebrating the work of landowners and community groups.

·         Allocating the IMS biodiversity fund.

·         Making recommendations to councils to influence work programmes and influence the priorities of agencies.

·         Reporting to Councils, Ngai Tahu and the Banks Peninsula Community Board.

ZIP and ZIPA Outcomes

Priority actions for 2018-2021

1.      Kaitiakitanga

 All waterbodies in Banks Peninsula have Kaitiakitanga as an overarching value and reflect Ki Uta Ki Tai, Mauri, mahinga Kai, Wahi Tapu and Waihi Tonga.

 

Wairewa ZIPA Outcome -All streams that flow into the lake are flourishing ecosystems reflecting mauri, kaitiakitanga and mahinga kai values.

 

1.       Support the implementation of the Whakaraupō Catchment Management Plan project to complete riparian planting on four streams Ki Uta Ki Tai.

ZC Role: To be advised once more certainly about the structure for implementing the WCMP plan.

2.       Mahinga Kai is used as an indicator to help monitor the health of Banks Peninsula Waterways

Contributors: Rūnanga, Ecan

ZC Role: Recommend that Ecan integrate this into the science monitoring programmes.

3.       Increase community understanding of Mahinga kai through FEP workshops, Nature Agents Programme, landowner advice and public events.

Contributors: Rūnanga, ZC, landowners,

ZC Role: Rūnanga reps input to FEP workshops and nature agents programme, ZC promote info card, share new research e.g. Whakaraupō Mahinga Kai research.

4.       Each year, showcase an example of a Ki Uta Ki tai approach on Banks Peninsula.

Contributors: ZC,Rūnanga, landowners

ZC Role: Each year ZC select example, advise on communication approach (article, public fieldtrip etc) and contribute to content.

 

2.      Water Quality

People have access to safe drinking water.

Water quality is monitored, and rules are developed to maintain and improve it where appropriate

Wairewa ZIPA Outcome -Te Roto o Wairewa is a nationally significant project showcasing outstanding environmental restoration.

 

5.        Support communities to have safe and secure drinking water sources.

Contributors: CPH, CCC, Ecan,

ZC Role: Help advocate with communities where required/appropriate.

6.       Assessment of BP marae drinking water supplies and actions plans to address issues.

Contributors: Runanga, CPH, Ecan Tuia Team.

ZC Role: Receive regular updates

7.       Share in depth annual water quality and ecosystem health monitoring results and relevant research with the Banks Peninsula community.

Contributors: Councils, DOC, Nature Agents, Research Institutes, Industry Groups, Community

ZC Role: Share information with communities, advise research institutes of local research gaps/opportunities.

8.       Host two FEP workshops per year which effectively incorporate biodiversity and mahinga kai.

Contributors: Beef and Lamb, CCC, Ecan

ZC Role: Host workshop with Beef and Lamb and encourage landowners to attend using your network of contacts.

9.       Support all Wairewa landowners to exclude stock from waterways by 2020.

Contributors: Ecan, landowners

ZC Role: Strategies a way to best influence CCC and provide advice on how to communicate these new requirements to ensure people understand the reason why.

 

3.      Water Quantity

There is enough water available in the Banks Peninsula Zone to meet the needs of daily living, stock water, and fore fighting storage as a priority, and allow allocation for other uses where these priority needs are already being met.

Allocation of water required to meet these needs is subject to flow and allocation limits so that the unique values of the Banks Peninsula streams are protected.

 

10.    Promote water efficiency and provide advice to ensure people understand how they can be more efficient and the reasons why water efficiency is important.

Contributors: landowners CCC Ecan,

ZC Role: Provide advice on an effective communication approach to engage community and share messages through networks. Consider public opportunities/events to promote messaging over summer.

11.    Encourage landowners to develop stock water systems.

ZC Role: Help promote information and advice.

12.    Continue investigations into minimum and environmental flows on Banks Peninsula and their relationship to consented and permitted water takes.

ZC role: Recommend that Ecan undertake this work.

 

 

4.      Biodiversity

 Banks peninsula is recognised in the region for showcasing flourishing biodiversity. Protection of biodiversity is promoted, supported and celebrated and enhancement undertaken where appropriate. Flag projects are showcased as examples of excellent biodiversity achievement.

 

13.     IMS biodiversity fund is strategically allocated and progress celebrated.

Contributors: ZC, Ecan, landowners

ZC Role: Approve projects, encourage and support landowners and celebrate projects.

14.    Improve and update the IMS Project Booklet annually with a coordinated map showing all biodiversity projects and reserves on Banks Peninsula (including IMS, CCC, Trust, DOC reserves etc).

Contributors: Ecan, CCC, DOC, BPCT, QEII

ZC Role: Use the booklet to celebrate success and utilise the map for helping prioritise projects.

15.    Address native fish barriers on public land and educate landowners.

Contributors: Ecan, DOC, CCC, NZTA

ZC Role: Work with Council staff to ensure that new barriers are not constructed, and that existing infrastructure is upgraded to ‘best fish passage practice’.

 

5.      Erosion and Sediment

Sediment discharge into waterways are minimised.

 

Sediment build in the harbours is managed sustainably to prevent damage to mahinga kai and Kai Moana from erosion and sedimentation.

 

Wairewa ZIPA Outcome- Sediment discharges into waterways is reduced.

 

16.    Complete the Whakaraupō Road Cutting Trial by 2021 to determine effective erosion control techniques Contributors: CCC, Ecan, Eos Ecology

ZC Role: ZC representative on working group.

17.    The Wairewa bank stabilisation pilot project is completed by 2021 and funding is secured to extend the pilot.

Contributors: Rūnanga, Ecan, DOC, landowners

ZC Role: Encourage landowners to participate in project and work with rūnanga to secure funding to scale up the project.

18.    Support forestry landowners and operators to understand the National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry and ensure that erosion susceptibility is integrated into any forestry resources.

Contributors: ZC, Industry, Ecan, CCC

ZC Role: Engage community and provide advice to industry/councils on how to best communicate requirements with the local community.

19.    Forestry activities and high-risk construction sites are prioritised for monitoring.

Contributors: Ecan

ZC Role: Influence Ecan monitoring programme and receive regular updates on compliance.

20.    Continue to undertake soil mapping on Banks Peninsula.

Contributors: Ecan, CCC, Landcare Research

ZC Role:  Receive updates on project progress and help build community awareness about work.

 

6.      Wastewater

Wastewater us not discharged to the harbour but reclaimed to land. Wastewater is treated to a high quality and promoted as an innovative water and irrigation source for the Peninsula.

 

21.    Complete a research project on the impacts of onsite domestic wastewater systems on Wainui waterways. Consider research findings and develop an action plan.

Contributors: Waterways Centre and Wainui community.

ZC Role: Support researcher with contacts, encourage community participation, consider research findings and suitable actions.

22.    Raise public awareness about the need to regularly maintain onsite wastewater systems

Contributors: ZC, Ecan, community

ZC Role: Provide advice on how to best communicate this message locally, share information through networks, and recommend Ecan prioritise consent monitoring.

23.    Advocate for a successful resolution of the Akaroa Wastewater Scheme.

Contributors: CCC, community

         ZC Role: Provide input/advice where appropriate.

 

7.       Climate Change

 Climate change effects are taken into account in all infrastructure upgrades and planning on Banks Peninsula. As the Climates changes there is adequate water available and flooding is mitigated.

Wairewa ZIPA Outcome- Risks of flooding are known and understood and flood hazards reduced.

 

24.    Consider climate change effects on all actions.

 

25.    Promote the development of a contestable fund for flood management.

Contributors: ZC, Ecan, community

ZC Role: Recommend to Ecan that a contestable fund be established as part of LTP and provide advice on how this could work.

 

8.       Education and Communication

The Banks Peninsula community is empowered by education in environmental management. Environmental success in the zone are appropriately recognised and publicised.

 

26.    Develop and implement 6 monthly zone communication plans. This is to include a range of communication channels including social media.

Contributors: ZC, Ecan, CCC

ZC Role: Input to plan and assist with the content and delivery.

27.    Support and promote freshwater education programmes and community led projects.

ZC Role: Support groups through attendance at events, raise profile in community through inviting to ZC meeting and sharing information/photos using social media.

28.    Zone Committee to provide updates to CCC, Ecan, Community Boards and the wider community.

ZC Role: Quarterly reporting to CCC, annual reporting to Ecan, initiate regular reporting to community board.

29.    Recommend that 15 streams on Banks Peninsula are labelled.

Contributors: CCC

ZC Role: Effectively influence CCC priorities to fund signage.

 

9.      Coastal

The harbours are a natural extension of the rivers and streams. The marine biodiversity of the harbours is protected and restored.

 

30.    Ongoing research in the coastal environment to inform the Coastal Plan Review.

Contributors: DOC, Ecan, CCC, Universities

ZC Role: Revise and share updates on research where appropriate. ZC participate and contribute to the development of the Plan.

 

 


 

Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

 

Members’ Register of Interests at 17 December 2018

 

Representative’s Name and Interests

 

 

Updated:

13 February 2019

 

 

Paula Smith

·         Member of the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Te Rūnanga Papa Atawhai o Waitaha me Aoraki

·         Chair of Stoddart Cottage Trust, Diamond Harbour

·         Friend of Orton Bradley Park

·         Residential landowner, Diamond Harbour

 

 

Gina Waibl

·         Owner of a forestry block with a number of springs (67ha) and a small flock of sheep

·         Predator Free Port Hills Steering Committee

·         Resident of Lyttelton Harbour

 

 

Garrick Thorn

·         Resident of Sumner

·         Operations Engineer at Dept of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, 

·         Experienced: Researcher, Project manager, Process engineer, Environmental engineer (wastewater treatment)

·         Passionate about science/engineering outreach, engagement and education.

 

 

 

 

 


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Karakia/Timatanga

1.        Apologies......................................................................................................... 8

2.        Updates from Banks Peninsula Zone Committee Members....................................... 8

3.        Confirmation of Previous Minutes........................................................................ 8

4.        Matters Arising from the Minutes.......................................................................... 8

5.        Deputations by Appointment............................................................................... 8

6.        Identification of Urgent Items............................................................................. 8

7.        Identification of General Public Contribution......................................................... 8

Staff Reports

8.        Immediate Steps Funding Decisions.................................................................... 13

9.        Whakaraupō Catchment Management Plan - Head of the Harbour Project................. 49

10.      Facilitator's Update - 21 May 2019....................................................................... 53   

Karakia Whakamutunga

 

 


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The meeting will be opened with a Karakia/Timatanga and closed with a Karakia/Whakamutunga

1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Updates from Banks Peninsula Zone Committee Members

An opportunity for members to highlight events/meetings/issues relevant to the Zone Committee.

This item has 15 minutes allocated to it.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 16 April 2019  be confirmed (refer page 9).

4.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

5.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

6.   Identification of Urgent Items

7.   Identification of General Public Contributions


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Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Tuesday 16 April 2019

Time:                                   5pm

Venue:                                 Okuti Hall, Okuti Valley, Little River

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Benita Wakefield - Te Rūnanga o Wairewa 

Gina Waibl - Community Representative     

Rima Herber - Community Representative  

Ben Manson - Community Representative  

Garrick Thorn - Community Representative

Elizabeth Cunningham - Councillor Environment Canterbury 

Pere Tainui - Te Rūnanga o Onuku    

Aurora Smith - Te Hapū  o Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki    

 

In Attendance:  Environment Canterbury – Lesley Woudberg, Gillian Jenkins, Helen Greenup; Okuti River Project Co-ordinators – Alison Evans and Marcus Puentener

 

 

 

 

 

15 April 2019

 

Committee Advisor

Liz Ryley

Tel: 941 8153

Christchurch City Council

Principal Advisor

Peter Kingsbury

Principal Advisor  Natural Resources

Tel: 941 8487

Christchurch City Council

Zone Facilitator

Shelley Washington

Zone Facilitator

Tel: 027 294 5219

Environment Canterbury

 

 

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


Prior to the meeting, members undertook a site visit to the Okana and Okuti Rivers.  They discussed the progress that has been made to clear willows and about developing a hydrological model as part of the Little River Rating District, and riparian planting by the community that began about 12 years ago.  They also received a presentation on the Okuti River Project 2018 by Alison Evans and Marcus Puentener and then undertook another site visit to a nearby section of the Okuti River relating to environmental monitoring and streamside planting for that project.

 

Elizabeth Cunningham opened the meeting with a Karakia/Timatanga.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

 

7.   Identification of General Public Contributions

 

         The Okuti River Project 2018

         Alison Evans thanked the Zone Committee for prioritising the Okuti River for funding its project, and noted the support of the Committee was appreciated.  Alison noted the following concerns of the participants involved with the project, as:

·        the project requires further financial support through the next financial year;

·        feedback is sought from the Councils on willow removal from the Okuti River;

·        mitigation should be considered for forestry run-off, particularly from Reynolds Valley.

 

 

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00018

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

 

1.    Request staff to work with river engineers to follow up on the priority work undertaken on the Okuti River, in particular the removal of the willow trees.

 

2.    Report the outcome back to the Zone Committee.

Elizabeth Cunningham/Garrick Thorn                                                                                                            Carried

 

         Te Roto o Wairewa – Lake Forsyth

         Joe Power, the Manager of Kinloch was introduced to the meeting.  Joe expressed concern about the height of the lake level of Te Roto o Wairewa – Lake Forsyth prior to it being opened as this did not occur until it was at 2.7 metres.  With additional rainfall, particularly in winter months, the issue of flooding was a concern. 

 

         The Committee members agreed that this matter should be raised with the Christchurch City Council through Deputy Mayor Turner as the Council’s elected representative on the Zone Committee, and to provide the Zone Committee with a copy of the Christchurch City Council resource consent in relation to the Lake opening/closing regime. 

 

         Benita reminded members that as part of the Zone Committee’s role they should help influence decisions, consider a strategic position and pass information received on, rather than becoming involved in operational matters.

 

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00019

That apologies for absence from Andrew Turner, Paula Smith, Elizabeth Macpherson and Manaia Cunningham, and for early departure from Elizabeth Cunningham, be accepted.

Aurora Smith/Pere Tainui                                                                                                                                     Carried

 

2.   Updates from Banks Peninsula Zone Committee Members

 

Benita Wakefield suggested each issue or event should be mapped to show an overview of the locations on the Peninsula.

 

Members highlighted particular events relevant to the Zone Committee, including:

 

1.    An attendance at the Regional Committee where the CWMS Fit for the Future project was discussed and requested lakes be added to lowland streams in the targets (Rima).

2.    A field trip on Farm Environment Plans is being organised for 14 May 2019.

3.    Opening of Te Roto o Wairewa – Lake Forsyth should be opening at drains to allow fish to get to the sea, e.g. tuna (Pere).

4.    The Whakaraupō Management Plan has received an award through the Planning Institute – suggestion the adaptation of that Plan could happen in other harbours (Elizabeth C)

5.    Any sediment issues relating to the new Sumner to Lyttelton road (Garrick).

6.    Annual Report presented to the Christchurch City Council and a CCC workshop on an integrated water strategy is being developed (Gina).

7.    Pest management in Little River involving a cyanide drop an issue relating to mahinga kai (Elizabeth C).

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved BPZC/2019/00020

That the minutes of the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 be confirmed.

Garrick Thorn/Benita Wakefield                                                                                                                         Carried

 

4.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

 

         A letter from a resident of Okains Bay relating to the Opara River was noted by the Committee.  Concerns expressed in the letter related to trees blocking the river flow and creating a loss of vision in a 100 kilometre speed zone.   The letter will be passed onto the appropriate staff at the Christchurch City Council for comment, with the request that a progress update be provided to the Zone Committee.

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

 

6.   Identification of Urgent Items

 

         Rūnanga

         Elizabeth Cunningham advised that Rūnanga had received notice from the New Zealand Police to be on high alert and not invite people onto the Marae until further notice.  This is post the 15 March Christchurch terror attack.

 

 

Benita advised that she and Gina will hold an agenda-setting meeting each month.  If members have any matters would want to raise at a meeting, please email Benita.

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 6.05pm

 

 

CONFIRMED THIS 21ST DAY OF MAY 2019

 

BENITA WAKEFIELD

CHAIRPERSON

 


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8.     Immediate Steps Funding Decisions

Reference:

19/523529

Presenter(s):

Helen Greenep, Biodiversity Officer
(Timing for item – 45 minutes)

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee to consider five Immediate Steps Projects for funding.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Support the five Immediate Steps Project applications with the 2019/2020 Fund:

a.    Mabel Hope Covenant                         $26,750

b.    Okuti QEII Covenant                               $6,500

c.    Crown Island Covenant                       $25,240

d.    Bill Hill Little Akaloa                               $6,000

e.    Kahukunu Stream Restoration        $30,000   (+ $10,000 per year x2)

2.   Report

The Immediate Steps (IMS) funding programme was launched in 2010 as part of implementing the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.  Alongside planning and other measures, this funding is used to contribute to aligning or reversing the decline in indigenous biodiversity associated with the increasing use of the water resources in Canterbury.

 

The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee has $104,500 of Immediate Steps funding per year to spend on projects to protect and restore biodiversity.

 

IMS WORKSHOP - TIMEFRAME AND STRATEGY

 

On 16 April 2019 Zone Committee members met for a workshop to consider current project applications. 

 

Helen Greenep (Biodiversity Officer) presented an overview of biodiversity on the Banks Peninsula and the IMS Fund.  Key points included:

·    Banks Peninsula has lots of amazing indigenous biodiversity to project.

·    Protection is the priority, followed by restoration.

·    Covenanting is the best bang for buck (in terms of protecting ecological values).

·    There is a co-ordinated approach between ECan and CCC for funding IMS projects.

·    ECan works with QEII and Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust to prioritise covenants projects. (Covenants are project applications from private landowners not the trust.)

 

 

2019/2020 PROJECT APPLICATIONS

 

This financial year there is total of $100,000 and $10,000 of this has already been committed to the Okuti River Project (as agreed by the Zone Committee in October 2017).  There is $94,500 available and five projects for consideration:

 

 

2019/2020 Project Applications

1.    Mabel Hope Covenant

$26,750

2.    Okuti QEII Covenant

$ 6,500

3.    Crown Island Covenant

$25,240

4.    Bill Hill Little Akaloa

$ 6,000

5.    Kahukunu Stream Restoration

$30,000 (+$10,000 per years x2)

Total

$94,490

 

 

There are also a number of other projects in the pipeline. These include:

·    A Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust covenant in the Pigeon Bay catchment. It requires approximately $35,000.

·    A stream fencing project in Little Akaloa requiring $10,000.

·    Further fencing of the Wainui Stream. Various landowners in this catchment are keen to fence their section of the stream and tributaries.

·    Koukourārata- Peter Ramsden has an idea for a project which also involves the creation of a walking track to create a loop.

·    A stream fencing project in Okains Bay requiring $10,000.

·    Stage two of the Bill Hill project in Little Akaloa.

 

 

Attachments

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9.     Whakaraupo Catchment Management Plan - Head of the Harbour Project

Reference:

19/525414

Presenter(s):

Lesley Woudberg, Zone Facilitator
(Timing for item – 45 minutes)

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee with background information on the Whaka-ora, Healthy Harbour –Ki Uta Ki Tai Catchment Management Plan.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.      Receive the background information as the basis for discussion on the Whaka-ora, Healthy Harbour –Ki Uta Ki Tai Catchment Management Plan and the Head of the Harbour Project.

1.         List ideas for how the Zone Committee can support the project and add further value to the project.

2.   Report

 

http://www.healthyharbour.org.nz/

When the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan came into effect in November 2015, so too did a commitment to create a Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management Plan.

The purpose of the plan is to restore the ecological and cultural health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour as mahinga kai while also addressing other environmental, cultural and social concerns, including the needs of recreational users and the needs of a working port.

Since August 2016, the Canterbury Regional Council, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch City Council and Lyttelton Port Company Limited have been working together with input from many others to bring this plan to fruition.

Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour presents a way forward for all of us as a community to ensure that the ecological and cultural health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour is restored for us and our children after us.

 

 

Attachments

No.

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Page

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Executive Summary Whaka-ora Healthy Harbour Plan

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10.   Facilitator's Update - 21 May 2019

Reference:

19/525461

Presenter(s):

Lesley Woudberg, Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to inform the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee of:

1.1.1   Recent and upcoming community engagement events

1.1.2   Update on matters raised at previous meetings.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Receive the Facilitator’s Report.

2.   Report

 

1.    RECENT EVENTS

Event

Target Audience

 

Banks Peninsula ZC 2018 Annual Report

Presentation to Environment Canterbury
* Benita Wakefield – Chair

  16 May 2019

ECan Councillors

 

2.    UPCOMING EVENTS

Event

Target Audience

 

Banks Peninsula ZC – Quarterly Report to Christchurch City Council

 

Presentation to Christchurch City Council
* Gina Waibl – Deputy Chair

  23 May 2010

 

CCC Councillors

 

Film Premiere – Fools and Dreamers

 

The Story of Hinewai Reserve and Hugh Wilson

  https://happenfilms.com/fools-and-dreamers

28 June 6pm – Hollywood Cinema, Sumner

30 June matinee – Akaroa Cinema

 

Public

Okuti River Project Planting Day

 

Sunday 25 August 2019

Wairewa community, ZC and friends

 

 

 


 3.  UPDATE ON MATTERS RAISED AT PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Matter

Update

ZC Communications

 

Article on last meeting’s catch up on the Little River Rating District and Okuti River Project

 

 

 

Lesley Woudberg (ECan) – pending

Q&A’s for Landowners

·     Immediate Steps funding

·     What landowners can do without consent

 

Ben, ECAN and CCC staff – pending

 

CCC brochures?? - Peter Kingsbury pending

Okains Bay – drainage update

Peter Kingsbury (CCC)
Refer minutes 16 April

 

Forestry

 

National Environmental Standards

Compliance

 

Our Forestry officer, Sarah Helleur is reporting good interest from forestry companies in having her on their site and she is seeing good sediment control practises.

At the last ZC meeting, some members were curious about a particular harvest site and whether it was under control. Sarah visited the site the day after heavy wind and rain and reported that all measures on site were working well. She was very impressed with the measures the contractor put in place.

Gillian Jenkins – Zone Lead ECan

 

Possum control

·     Public and private land

·     Rating district

·     Pest Free Banks Peninsula

 

Meeting scheduled with Rūnanga

 

Information, maps and Q&As – ECan/DoC pending

Akaroa Waste Water

May 2019 update
Work targets Akaroa’s old wastewater pipes

Akaroa’s aging wastewater infrastructure is about to be overhauled in preparation for work to replace the town’s wastewater treatment and disposal systems. Christchurch City Council senior project manager Kylie Hills says the work will be disruptive but is essential, with parts of the town’s wastewater pipes nearing the end of their expected service life. “To minimise the impact of the disruption, we have waited until the cruise ship season is over and until after Easter,” Mr Hills says.

The Council is still working on options for disposing of the town’s treated wastewater, but Mr Hills says the work being done now will be needed regardless. There are several aspects to the work, which centres on reducing the amount of extra water getting into the wastewater system through ingress and infiltration from groundwater, from roof gutters and downpipes illegally connected to the network (down pipes are supposed to be connected to the stormwater system or roadside kerbs) and from private gully traps that receive surface water runoff.

Last year Council completed a survey of the Akaroa wastewater network using a system called distributed temperature sensing. This identifies where colder groundwater and rainwater have been entering the network and where pipe repairs or replacements may be needed. “The survey showed that ingress and infiltration makes up about 40 per cent of the annual volume of wastewater reaching the Beach Road treatment plant,” Mr Hills says. “That’s much higher than we would like, and this work aims to reduce the volume of wastewater from Akaroa and improve the quality of treated wastewater being discharged into the harbour. It will also reduce the size and cost of the new disposal system, whichever option is chosen.”

Throughout 2019 Council will undertake detailed inspections so that repairs can be priced and will complete the first wave of renewal and repair work, initially focusing on work north of the fire station. The work includes:

·      Wastewater main replacement (from the domain to the fire station): the new main will be bigger and able to support future changes planned for the network.

·      Private property and lateral inspections: 138 properties are suspected to be discharging stormwater or groundwater to the wastewater network. The contractor will visit each property to do a CCTV camera inspection of the wastewater pipe to check for damage. Where gutters or downpipes are connected to the wastewater network property owners will be advised how to direct the flow to the stormwater network. Property owners are responsible for repairing wastewater laterals inside property boundaries.

·      Manhole inspections: 73 manholes are suspected to be allowing rain water or ground water to enter the wastewater network. Each of these will be inspected to scope repair or replacement work. Many of these manholes are more than 75 years old and near the end of their service life.

·      Additional pipe repairs: 86 sections of wastewater pipelines in the council’s part of the network are suspected to be a source of groundwater ingress and infiltration. These pipes will be cleaned and inspected with CCTV so that repair or replacement work can be planned.

Winter Grazing

The winter grazing remote sensing project

May 2019

What is the winter grazing remote sensing project?

This winter Environment Canterbury is looking at the location and extent of winter grazing on farms across Canterbury, using available satellite photos. As a science project it will be run by Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research) with the analysis proved to Environment Canterbury later in the year. It follows on from a similar pilot project run during the winter of 2016.

Why is it being done?

Better information on winter grazing will help us improve our plans and rules and in turn reduce the impact of the activity on waterways. The information will help the implementation of the winter grazing rules in Plan Change 5 (Nutrient Management). It will also improve the accuracy of catchment-wide nutrient modelling. 

Why not ask farmers directly for the information?

We could have run a voluntary survey but are very aware of how busy farmers already are. A voluntary survey is also unlikely to be as accurate as a random survey.

How do you know the information is accurate?

The interpretation of the satellite photos will be checked on the ground at a small number of sites, working in advance with land-owners to seek permission and help them understand the scope and intent of the project.

What will happen with the information from individual farms?

The project is about understanding and modelling nutrient loads at the catchment level and while it uses information from individual farms, the data will be collated and aggregated for the analysis and modelling work.

Could this sort of information be used in the future for compliance and monitoring?

Yes – this technology is already here and publicly available – and is complementary to Environment Canterbury’s existing compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) regime.

New technology such as this should reduce the cost of CME to both ratepayers and farmers, while at the same time improving environmental outcomes.

Why now?

The project is part of ongoing work to improve the efficiency of Environment Canterbury’s compliance, monitoring and enforcement activities. Our approach over the past decade has been to encourage the adoption of farming good management practices, focus on monitoring higher risk activities and repeat offenders (rather than monitoring every consent), reward good operators (reduced monitoring), as well the use of new technology and systems.

Is there anything I need to do?

No – and you will be asked in advance for your permission if your property is a good site for ground-checking. If you say no, we will respect that and find another location.

 

 

Where do I get more information?

If you have a question about the science project contact Brodie.Young@Ecan.govt.nz or if you want to know about compliance contact Paul.Hulse@Ecan.govt.nz .

 

 

 

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NIWA Article on Sediment

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Banks Peninsula ZC action tracker - updated 14 May 2019

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