People with an interest in water management in Christchurch or Banks Peninsula are invited to apply to become a founding member of the Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee or the Banks Peninsula Zone Committee.
Expressions of interest were called earlier in the year, but the process was interrupted by the February 22 earthquake. It is now expected the committees will be up and running by the end of July.
Four to seven community members will be appointed to each of the two zone committees for a three-year term.
To be considered for appointment, candidates must either live in, or have a significant relationship with the zone.
“Applicants will be assessed on their skills, expertise, experience and their ability to work together to develop water management solutions that deliver economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes,” said Jenn Bestwick, Programme Director for the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.
“Zone committees are required to work collaboratively and with the community to develop innovative water management solutions that give effect to the principles and targets of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.
“This is an exceptional opportunity for anyone who is passionate about our waterways and groundwater to share ideas and knowledge, and be actively involved in the management of these resources.”
The Christchurch-West Melton zone committee will be a joint committee of Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council and the Selwyn District Council.
The Banks Peninsula zone committee will be a joint committee of Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council.
Applications to join these committees are now open. Expression of Interest forms must be received by June 7, 2011.
Application forms and additional information documents are available from www.canterburywater.org.nz .
Applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to CWMS Programme, Environment Canterbury, PO Box 345, Christchurch.