Ashburton Zone Committee meeting

Wednesday 25 January 2012, 7:50PM
By Environment Canterbury


The Ashburton Zone Committee will meet for the first time in 2012 on Tuesday, 24 January at the Lowcliffe Hall.

At the meeting the zone committee will receive an update on the Ashburton Flow Plan and presentations on the Managed Aquifer Recharge and Ashburton River B Block water sharing.

In late 2011 the committee’s Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management was endorsed by Environment Canterbury and the Ashburton District Council. It was developed following numerous committee meetings and extensive stakeholder and community engagement to gather information about the region’s water resource.

The ZIP recommends actions, responsibilities and time-frames for activities to help achieve the principles, targets and goals set out in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) in the Ashburton zone.

The recommendations will be given effect through a sub-regional plan for the Hakatere/Ashburton River – to be developed by Environment Canterbury – which will sit within the Canterbury Natural Resources Regional Plan.

The Asburton Zone Committee is a joint committee of the Ashburton District Council and Environment Canterbury. The Ashburton zone extends from the Rakaia River to the Rangitata River and includes Ashburton, Rakaia and Methven.

The Members of the Ashburton Zone Committee are: Arapata Reuben (Tuahuriri), Terrianna Smith (Taumutu), Karl Russell (Arowhenua), Gordon Guthrie, Greg Roadley, Sheryl Stivens, Matthew Hall, Ben Curry and Donna Field, as well as Ashburton District Councillor Neil Brown and Environment Canterbury Commissioner David Caygill.

Meeting information

Ashburton Zone Committee meeting
2:00pm, Tuesday 24 January 2012
Lowcliffe Hall, Corner Trig Pole and Isleworth Roads, Ashburton

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