Christchurch West Melton Water Management

Zone Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

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

 

Date:                                    Thursday 22 August 2019

Time:                                   6.30pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben - Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Kevin Brown - Community Representative

Helen Caley - Community Representative

Annabelle Hasselman - Community Representative

Gareth Oddy - Community Representative

Carly Sluys - Community Representative

Abbie Wilson - 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

 

If you require access to the Environment Canterbury building after 6pm, please phone Tami Woods at the number below

15 August 2019

 

Zone Facilitator

Tami Woods

Tel: 027 529 7761

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

 

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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Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

 

Members’ Register of Interests – at August 2019

 

Name/Organisation

Interests

 

 

Updated:   14.08.2019

 

 

 

Helen Caley, Aurecon

·           Works in environmental consulting, in planning and contaminated land, occasionally on consents for council stormwater projects

 

·           Aurecon contracted by Ravensdown for stormwater system upgrades at their Hornby site, to improve the quality of the discharge

 

Annabelle Hasselman

·           Chair Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network

·           Shareholder Fulton Ross Team Architects

 

 

 

 

 


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Karakia/Timatanga

1.        Apologies......................................................................................................... 5

2.        Confirmation of Previous Minutes........................................................................ 5

3.        Matters Arising from the Minutes.......................................................................... 5

4.        Deputations by Appointment............................................................................... 5

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

6.        Identification of General Public Contribution......................................................... 5

Staff Reports

7.        Correspondence - Frank Hill.............................................................................. 11

8.        Community Waterways Partnership Charter......................................................... 13

9.        Nature Agents - 22 August 2019.......................................................................... 19

10.      Christchurch City Council Comprehensive Stormwater Consent.............................. 21

11.      Zone Team Update - 22 August 2019.................................................................... 31

12.      Facilitator's Update - 22 August 2019................................................................... 35   

Karakia Whakamutunga

 

 


Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

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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.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 25 July 2019  be confirmed (refer page 6).

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

4.   Deputations by Appointment

4.1

Drinkable Rivers.NZ

Michael Mayell will speak on behalf of Drinkable Rivers.NZ

 

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions


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Unconfirmed

                                                   

 

 

 

Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Thursday 25 July 2019

Time:                                   6pm

Venue:                                 Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Arapata Reuben - Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

Kevin Brown - Community Representative

Helen Caley - Community Representative

Annabelle Hasselman - Community Representative

Gareth Oddy - Community Representative

Carly Sluys - Community Representative

Abbie Wilson - 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

 

 

23 July 2019

 

Zone Facilitator

Tami Woods

Tel:  027 529 7761

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

 

 

www.ccc.govt.nz

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

 


 

Arapata Reuben opened the meeting with a Karakia/Timatanga.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved CWZC/2019/00014

That the apology for lateness from Helen Caley be accepted.

 

Arapata Reuben/Kevin Brown                                                                                                                            Carried

 

2.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved CWZC/2019/00015

That the minutes of the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on Thursday, 20 June 2019 be confirmed, subject to the following amendment:

·    Page 8, Item 7 – add to seek support from the Otago University School of Medicine about the investigation of any correlation between nitrate levels in drinking water and the incidence of colorectal cancer.

Kevin Brown/Herewini Banks                                                                                                                             Carried

 

3.   Matters Arising from the Minutes

         Les Wanhalla queried whether the Heathcote River Sediment Assessment work had included fish recovery.

4.   Deputations by Appointment

A deputation was given by Nichola Wilkie about her concerns for the state of the Ōpāwaho/Heathcote Awa (River).  Eels are prehistoric, a Tipuna, and the modern long-fin eels are a barometer and indicator of water quality.  Issues of concern noted by Nichola included that there is asbestos in the Awa entering from contaminated properties, eels are being fed bread and cat food, the herbicide Roundup is being used near wai ways (watercress), fluke worms have been found in wai ways, as well as unswimmable waterways.  Nichola suggested signage applicable to the awa could be carried out through artistry and images as a learning tool.

 

Arapata thanked Nichola for her presentation.  He explained that education and highlighting actions for mitigation were key areas of focus for the Zone Committee. 

5.   Identification of Urgent Items

         Nil.


 

 

6.   Identification of General Public Contributions

         Nil.

 

Helen Caley arrived at 6.25pm.

7.   Correspondence - Minister of Health

 

Committee Comment

1.         Tami advised that to date no response had been received to the Zone Committee’s letters sent to the Ministry of Health and University of Otago Christchurch, on research on nitrate in drinking water and colorectal cancer risk.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2019/00016

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Note the correspondence from the Committee to the Deputy Director, Population Health and Prevention, Ministry of Health, and to Professor Gillian Abel, Head of Department of Population Health, University of Otago, on research on nitrate in drinking water and colorectal cancer risk.

Arapata Reuben/Kevin Brown                                                                                                                            Carried

 

 

8.   Facilitator's Update - 25 July 2019

 

Committee Comment

1.         Tami spoke to her report.  

2.         Discussion was held about the Christchurch City Council Stormwater Consent and further detail was sought on steps and actions relating to Pūharakekenui/Styx River and sediment.

3.         In relation to the remit from the City Council on nitrate in drinking water research, that was presented at the Local Government AGM on 7 July, the Committee sought further information about the journey of the remit following that meeting, and the process of advocacy.

4.         Tami referred to the invitation that members had been sent from the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee to attend its meeting on 6 August 2019 at West Melton, where discussion will be held about urban issues.  Suggestions for highlighting at that meeting included; the danger of using zinc and copper on roofs, and how to distribute information about this matter to the relevant businesses, such as architects; as well as the inability for long fin eels to travel up piped waterways.

 

Committee Resolved CWZC/2019/00017

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Note the upcoming events and updates.

Arapata Reuben/Helen Caley                                                                                                                              Carried

 

 

 

Arapata Reuben closed the meeting with a Karakia/Whakamutunga.

 

Meeting concluded at 6.40pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 22ND DAY OF AUGUST 2019

 

Arapata Reuben

Chairperson

 


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7.     Correspondence - Frank Hill

Reference:

19/931235

Presenter(s):

Tami Woods, Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee to note the correspondence received from Frank Hill.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Note the correspondence received from Frank Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

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8.     Community Waterways Partnership Charter

Reference:

19/931775

Presenter(s):

Clive Appleton, CCC and Evan Smith, Avon-Otākaro Network

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of the report is to seek Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee support for the Community Waterways Partnership Charter (Attachment 1).

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Decides whether to be a signatory partner to the Community Waterways Partnership Charter (Attachment 1).

 

3.   Report

3.1       The idea of a partnership came out of a Zone Committee workshop in October 2018, where the community waterways partnership Charter was discussed with representatives for central and local government agencies, Ngai Tahu, Universities, and Community Groups. The outcome from that workshop was for a select number of representatives to draft, circulate and finalise the Charter. This has now been completed, with full support from all representatives at the workshop.

3.2       The Charter vision is for a collaborative partnership that supports the development of community-based initiatives to improve the ecological health, indigenous biodiversity and the amenity value of our urban waterways.

3.3       The purpose of the Charter is a shared statement of intent among community groups, iwi, researchers, businesses, and local, regional and central government. Seeking to work in partnership under a Charter to achieve outcomes that cannot be attained independently.  It will do this by sharing expertise, networks and resources to promote and achieve solutions needed to improve the ecological health, indigenous biodiversity and amenity value of our urban waterways. To uphold Te Mana o Te Wai to actively protect and enhance the mauri of Christchurch urban waterways.

3.4       The Charter will directly support the Comprehensive Stormwater Network Discharge Consent Schedule 4 non-regulatory action (m), to establish a community water engagement programme involving Council, Canterbury Regional Council, Ngāi Tahu, Department of Conservation, Ministry for the Environment, universities, industry representatives and community groups with the objective of encouraging awareness and community actions to reduce stormwater contaminant discharges and improve waterways through source control and behaviour change.

3.5       This Charter fits with a number of the Committee’s Zone Implementation Plan outcomes and priority actions and Mayoral Forum endorsement of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy through Fit for Future process.


 

4.   Next Steps

4.1       Present the Charter to Christchurch City Council for their adoption to become a signatory partner.

4.2       Christchurch City Council staff develop a work program after the Charter has been signed which will focus on the delivery of the Comprehensive Stormwater Network Discharge Consent Schedule 4 (m) non-regulatory actions around communication, education and awareness using partner organisations.

 

 

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9.     Nature Agents - 22 August 2019

Reference:

19/932637

Presenter(s):

Kirsty Brennan, EOS Ecology

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide information to the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee on the Nature Agents programme, the learnings from Ilam School students and their goals for future guardianship of their river.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes the Nature Agents programme;

2.         Receives the learnings from Ilam School around the river and their goals for future guardianship of their river; and

3.         Considers the student information and goals alongside other water quality monitoring information to be presented at the next zone committee meeting.

3.   Report

3.1       EOS Ecology’s Nature Agents programme is all about engaging young people and community with their local stream and with real science. With funding from the Ministry of Education, EOS Ecology have implemented Nature Agents across 13 schools in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to date, with another 13 to become Nature Agents by the end of 2020 (see our website for details www.natureagents.co.nz). Nature Agents is a fully supported programme for schools (years 3-8) and includes:

3.1.1   A comprehensive set of learning resources, and teacher planning support

3.1.2   A 3 hr field session with our scientists to teach students and teachers how to monitor their stream

3.1.3   A complete stream survey field kit (funding from Environment Canterbury)

3.1.4   Data entry capability into a geospatial database

3.1.5   Follow-up classroom/field support, and further teacher training sessions

3.2       Nature Agents teaches people to monitor water quality, stream habitat and invertebrates in their local waterway, so that they can continue to gather long-term data on their local stream. The programme was developed in such a way that the monitoring methods are comparable to scientific methods of measuring stream condition. This means that not only do participants gain a better understanding of their environment, but they also get to experience what it is like to collect information in a scientific way, and their data can be used more widely. Nature Agents is also suitable for any community group wanting to collect long-term data and improve awareness for their local waterway.

3.3       Year 5/6 at Ilam School had their Nature Agents training in March 2019 and since then have expanded their learning and experiences wherever they could to build a strong connection with their river and raise awareness within their community. Students from Ilam School will present the story of their learning around the river and their goals for future guardianship of their river.

3.4       Find out more about our Nature Agents programme and who is already involved by going to our Nature Agents website or by contacting Kirsty Brennan kirsty@eosecology.co.nz.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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10.   Christchurch City Council Comprehensive Stormwater Consent

Reference:

19/932764

Presenter(s):

Tami Woods, Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee with a summary of conditions in the Christchurch City Council Comprehensive Stormwater Consent.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes the key element to the Christchurch City Council Comprehensive Stormwater consent and that the consent is currently under Appeal; and

2.         Identifies any questions for Christchurch City Council staff around implementation, to be asked once the appeal has been resolved.

3.   Report

 

3.1       Independent commissioners recently granted Christchurch City Council a comprehensive consent to discharge stormwater from the existing and future reticulated stormwater network within Christchurch City and the settlements of Banks Peninsula. 

3.2       The resource consent aims to future-proof Christchurch's stormwater network while also improving water quality in the receiving rivers as well as protecting the city’s groundwater resources. The resource consent will be the first time that all stormwater discharges from the reticulated stormwater networks in Christchurch City and Banks Peninsula will be managed under one resource consent.

3.3       The consent takes an adaptive management where mitigation options to address environmental effects can be modified based on monitoring and modelling data.

3.4       A total of 39 submissions were received and 30 were heard by a panel of independent commissioners appointed by Environment Canterbury. The consent was granted on 4 June 2019 with a duration of 25 years.

3.5       Christchurch City Council made an appeal against two parts of the conditions. The first on the targets to be achieved through the Sediment Discharge Management Plan. The second is on Schedule 10 Flooding Receiving Environment Objectives and Attribute Targets specific to the Pūharakekenui/Styx River.

3.6       Due to the appeal being underway Christchurch City Council’s position is to not present at this stage.

3.7       This paper therefore, provides the Committee with a summary of key elements in the consent conditions which are likely to be of interest to the Committee. It provides an opportunity for the Committee to identify any implementation questions that can be asked of Christchurch City Council staff, once the appeal has been resolved.

 

Summary of Key Element in the Consent Conditions

 

Scope

3.8       The consent authorises the discharge of stormwater onto or into land or surface water within the boundary of the City Council, or where stormwater enters the network from outside the boundary.

3.9       There are some exclusions from the consent covering private stormwater networks. Sites on the Regional Council Listed Land Use Register, development sites disturbing more than 5ha of flat land or 1 ha hill land, and a list of sites in an attachment are also excluded until 2025.  From 2025, the vast majority of the excluded sites will be covered by the consent, unless agreement had been reached with Environment Canterbury that sites pose too high a risk.

 

Stormwater Management Plans

3.10    The consent requires that Stormwater Management Plans (SMP’s) be prepared in accordance with Table 1 below.

 

3.11    The role of the SMP is to contribute to achieving the ‘Overall Contaminant Load Reductions’ (see Table 2 below), set the specific contaminant load reduction targets for that area; demonstrate how the quality of stormwater will be progressively improved to meet the ‘Receiving Environmental Objectives and Attribute Targets’ for waterways, coastal water, groundwater and springs and quantity; demonstrate how stormwater infiltration facilities will avoid, remedy or mitigate the effects of groundwater mounding; plan works required and implement other requirements of the consent that apply to the catchment (e.g. weed management in the Pūharakekenui/Styx River).

3.12    The SMP’s are to be developed in consultation with Papatipu Rūnanga, the zone committees, community boards, Doc and Environment Canterbury’s regional engineer and any rating district liaison committee. The conditions require that consultation includes a briefing to the Zone Committee at the early stages of SMP development and an opportunity to feedback on the draft. The SMP’s are also publicly notified to receive feedback from the wider community.

 

Implementation Plan

3.13    An Implementation Plan is required to be prepared to implement the SMP’s. The Plan is to include detail of the proposed stormwater mitigation methods and devices, the programme of stormwater works, and regulatory, investigation, educational and preventative activities relating to stormwater discharges and details of budgets for capital works or resourcing linked to the CCC Long Term Plan.

3.14    The Implementation Plan is updated to give effect to a new, reviewed or amended SMP within 12 months of the SMP being approved and is reviewed every 3 years. Engagement on the Plan occurs with Papatipu Rūnanga and Doc.  

 

Stormwater Technical Peer Review Panel (Stormwater TPRP)

3.15    An independent Stormwater Technical Peer Review Panel is to be established. They are to provide scientific and technical review of the risk matrix, draft SMP’s, scope of feasibility studies and investigations.

 

Contaminant Load Reductions

3.16    The consent requires the installation of stormwater mitigation facilities and devices to achieve the city-wide contaminant load reductions in Table 2 below.

 

3.17    At five yearly intervals a report is to be prepared outlining whether the reductions in Table 2 are being met.

 

Receiving Environment Objectives and Attribute Target Levels

3.18    Schedules 6 to 10 set out the Receiving Environment Objectives and Attribute Target Levels for surface water, groundwater, springs, coastal waters and water quantity.

3.19    The water quality attributes include QMCI, fine sediment, zinc, copper, lead, total PAHs, macrophyte cover, and cultural health to protect ecological values, water clarity, excessive growth of macrophytes/algae and cultural values. E. coli and electrical conductivity is also included for groundwater to protect drinking water quality and as a general indicator to track changes.

3.20    The water quantity attributes include maximum increase (mm) above baseline years for Ōtākaro/ Avon River, Pūharakekenui/ Styx River, Ōpāwaho/ Heathcote River and Huritīni/ Halswell River.

 


 

Stormwater investigations

3.21    A Stormwater Quality Investigations Programme is to be undertaken. Its purpose is to monitor performance of stormwater treatment facilities and devices, assess new technologies and management strategies and investigate models, etc.

 

Other Actions

3.22    Schedule 4 to the consent sets out a list of other actions for the purpose of improved stormwater management through source control, communication, education and awareness and Pūharakekenui/Styx River channel weed management. A copy of this Schedule is attached for the Committee’s reference.

 

Erosion and Sediment Control

3.23    The conditions require that Erosion and Sediment Control Plans are prepared for development sites that discharge into the Council’s stormwater network. They also require the city to develop a Sediment Discharge Management Plan (SDMP). The purpose of the SDMP is to set out processes and practices to be implemented to manage discharges from development sites. 

 

Industrial Site Management

3.24    The conditions require the maintenance of a desk-top assessment that ranks risk for industrial sites and identifies those with the highest risks. Its purpose is to reduce the risk of contaminants becoming entrained in stormwater. 15 sites per year (10 agreed with Environment Canterbury) are then to be audited.

 

Monitoring and Reporting

3.25    An Environmental and Monitoring Programme (EMP) is to be implemented. The purpose of the EMP is to monitor whether the Receiving Environment Objectives and Attribute Target Levels are being met.

3.26    Where modelling shows the ‘Contaminant Load Reductions’ in Table 2 are not being met, an investigation into the reason they are not being met, whether best practicable options are being undertaken and what measures will be undertaken to improve quality needs to occur.

3.27    Where flood modelling and monitoring results shows the ‘Receiving Environment Objectives and Attribute Target Levels’ are not being met an investigation also needs to be carried out and a report submitted to Environment Canterbury.

3.28    An Annual Report also needs to be prepared by 30 June each year for the prior calendar year. The first report will be for the calendar year following commencement of the consent. The report includes a summary of outcomes from monitoring, investigations and other actions; a summary of modelling results and contaminant load reduction targets in the SMP’s; records of compliance and complaints; updates on timetables for construction and activation of stormwater mitigation systems; and a summary of stormwater investigations, etc. The Annual Report is submitted to Environment Canterbury, but also provided to the Zone Committee, Papatipu Rūnanga and made available on the City Council website.

 

 

 

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11.   Zone Team Update - 22 August 2019

Reference:

19/932852

Presenter(s):

Lauren Hamilton, Zone Team Leader

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to present Environment Canterbury’s Zone delivery end of year report to the Committee.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Notes the end of year report from the Zone Delivery Team.

3.   Report

Attached is the Zone Delivery Team end of year report.

 

Christchurch West Melton Work Programme Summary:

·    Completed the Erosion and Sediment Control Field Trail                                            

·    Supporting Immediate Steps funding and projects                    

·    Engagement on numerous community group including Litta Trap Trail, Mobile resource, Styx living laboratory, community events

·    Investigating the Ōtūkaikino stream

·    Collaborating with Christchurch City Council on numerous projects

·    Continued monitoring of high-risk consents

·    Responding to incident responses in priority catchments

·    On the spot infringement trial.

 

 

 

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12.   Facilitator's Update - 22 August 2019

Reference:

19/933125

Presenter(s):

Tami Woods, Zone Facilitator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to inform the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee of upcoming events and relevant updates.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee:

1.         Note the upcoming events and updates.

2.   Report

a)   Recent Events

Event

Who

Comment

Mahoe-nui Winter Planting Days – Lower Site

Date: 27 July

Time: 9:15 am - 11:30 am

Venue: Evans Pass Road 

Public

Planting 300 trees

Halswell Quarry Park planting day

Date: 27 July

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue: Halswell Quarry Park, Kennedys Bush Road

Public

Halswell Quarry Park planting day to restore native wetland swales into the park

 

b)   Upcoming Events – Visit www.ecocanterbury.org.nz

Event

Who

Comment

 

Ōtukaikino River Reserve – Community Planting

Date: 25 August

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (followed by BBQ sausage)

Venue: Otukaikino River Reserve

Public

‘Planting Event’, with the goal of establishing additional native trees and shrubs. This is a key event in the ongoing development of the Ōtukaikino River Reserve.

2019 Stormwater Conference presentations - local stormwater management improvement works

Date: Tuesday 3 September

Time: 12-2pm

Venue: CCC Function Room - Level 1 Te Hononga - Civic Offices 53 Hereford Street

Council staff and Zone Committee

8 speakers giving condensed 10 minute versions of their 2019 Stormwater Conference presentations that focus on local stormwater management improvement works. This is a chance to get along to hear about some of the wonderful work the City Council and wider Christchurch stormwater professionals are working on to reduce flooding and improve water quality within the city.

Travis Wetland – Community Planting

Date: 21 September

Time: 10.00am and 12.30pm

Venue: Travis Wetland,

280 Beach Road

Public

Join Trees for Canterbury, to participate in a ‘planting day’, with the Travis Wetland Trust and the Regional Park Rangers of the Christchurch City Council

Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network Annual Worlds River Day

Date: 22 of September  

Time:

Venue:

Public

Opportunity to have a Stormwater Superheroes presence at Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network Annual Worlds River Day event

Meet in the Middle

Date: 12th of October  

Time: 12-3pm

Venue: Kerrs Reach

Public

At workshop on 25 July the Committee confirmed wish to attend this year’s event.

A&P Show

Date: Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 November

Time: 8.00am to 5.30pm

Venue: Canterbury Agricultural Park

Public

At workshop on 25 July the Committee confirmed wish to attend this year’s AMP show.

 

c)   Updates

 

Litta-TrapTM monitoring Programme

 

The Environment Canterbury Youth Engagement and Education team (YEET), in partnership with Clive Appleton CCC & City Care, have been working to roll out a Litta-Trap™ monitoring programme to schools who have engaged with our Waitaha Wai or Stormwater education programmes. The Litta-Trap™ was design by Auckland-based stormwater infrastructure company Stormwater360. It is a basket type contraption that gets installed into a roadside drain. It is designed to capture solid pollutants getting into the stormwater system and prevent them from reaching waterways. Using the Litta-Trap™ will help schools/community group better understand the pollution problem on their streets and inspire them to influence a change in behaviour/habits.

 

A number of schools have expressed interest with both Our Lady of Assumption and Ilam School getting to the stage of deciding on a sump to focus on only to find that most of the sumps in Christchurch city are too small to fit the current stock of Litta-Trap™ Stormwater 360 supply. At this stage we are encouraging Stormwater 360 to re-engineer some so we can roll out an education programme similar to that run by Mountain to Sea in Wellington.  A school group in Petone wanted to problem-solve the issue of litter in the ocean after being involved in the Experiencing Marine Reserves programme. From the monitoring of the Litta-Trap™ grew an in-depth learning programme that was a great vehicle for integrated inquiry learning, incorporating Science, Maths, English, and Technology concepts and capabilities. Student action projects also came from the new knowledge and understandings they had gained. Our YEET is keen to see that type of integrated learning occur here in Canterbury.  We await a response from Stormwater 360 as to whether they can adapt their design to fit Christchurch needs. Our team meanwhile continues to work with schools on stormwater education & encouraging students to become Stormwater heroes!

 

Next quarterly update to Christchurch City Council

The next quarterly update to Christchurch City Council by the Committee is due shortly. Attachment 1 includes the written material provided to the Council from all three Zone Committees. 

 

Zone Committee DRAFT Work Program through to the end of the year

At the Zone Committee workshop on 25 July, members discussed priorities for the rest of the year. Attachment 2 records the workshop outcomes. The ideas identified have been incorporated into a Draft Work Program through to the end of the year. Attachment 3 includes the draft program. Feedback is sought from the Committee on the draft program. Once confirmed this program will also inform an updated Communications Plan.

 

Engagement with Community Groups

At the workshop on 25 July engagement with Community Group and Community Boards was discussed. Idea’s to date have included inviting them to meetings or attending their meetings. Feedback is sought from the Committee around ideas to further progress engagement. 

 

Next steps Stormwater Superhero’s Campaign

The Stormwater Superhero’s campaign gained significant momentum last and early this year. There are several events in the next few months where a Stormwater Superhero’s presence can be made. Several ideas about the evolution of the Stormwater Superhero’s campaign was discussed at the workshop on 25 July. Feedback is sought from the Committee to confirm how you would like the campaign to evolve and tools you would like to support the Committee with discussions about stormwater. 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Quarterly Update Report to CCC

38

b

Workshop Notes 25 July 2019

44

c

Facilitator's Update

47

 

 


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