Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeting in Twizel on Friday, 28 June. The meeting has been rescheduled from 21 June following a postponement due to the hazardous weather conditions in Canterbury last week.24 June 2013

Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeting in Twizel on Friday, 28 June.

The meeting has been rescheduled from 21 June following a postponement due to the hazardous weather conditions in Canterbury last week.

Now the committee’s Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management has been finalised and endorsed by councils, it is focussed on implementing its on-the-ground activities, and particularly, sub-regional planning processes for the zone.

The sub-regional chapter will supersede the default water quality limits in Environment Canterbury’s proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) for the Upper Waitaki.

At Friday’s meeting the committee will particularly focus on developing the outcomes outlined in the ZIP to inform decisions for water quality limits in the zone.

The outcomes developed by the Zone Committee during the ZIP have had wide community engagement and need to be slightly re-focussed to enable them to facilitate good decision making around limits.

At last month’s meeting the committee discussed the need to develop an outcome relating to diversity in the zone’s economy, and to expressly state outcomes for agriculture / aquaculture and for tourism, to complement its generation outcomes.

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee operates as a joint committee of Environment Canterbury and the Waitaki and Mackenzie District councils. Zone committee meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting
9:30am, Friday, 28 June
Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel
For a copy of the agenda visit: http://ecan.govt.nz/publications/Council/uw-meeting-210613.pdf

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