The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee will meet for its first public meeting on Tuesday, 18 October, in Ferrymead.
At the meeting the zone committee will hear presentations on issues relevant to water management in the zone. These include the state of the water in the zone, cultural values, and a biodiversity overview of the zone.
The zone committee will also discuss the progress of the Regional Committee and select a committee member to represent the Banks Peninsula zone at Regional Committee meetings.
The Banks Peninsula water management zone committee was officially launched on 23 September to begin addressing local water issues using the goals and methods developed via the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.
The committee will meet on the third Tuesday of each month to gather information about the region and its water resource with the goal of developing a Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for the management of the region's water.
A number of field trips are also planned so members can visit areas of significance and meet with community members. In addition the committee is planning a series of public meetings later in the year to listen to the community’s feedback about water issues in the zone.
The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee features five community members as well as four Rūnanga representatives and two from council.
The community members are Pam Richardson, Yvette Couch-Lewis, Stephen Lowndes, Richard Simpson and Kevin Simcock. The Rūnanga appointees are Iaean Cranwell, June Swindells, Elliot Briggs and Pere Tainui. The two Council representatives are Environment Canterbury Commissioner Donald Couch and Christchurch City Councillor Claudia Reid.
Agendas and minutes for each zone committee meeting can be found at www.ecan.govt.nz/canterburywater.
Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
Tuesday 18 October 2011 at 4pm in the Society Lodge, Ferrymead Heritage Park
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