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Further discussions on Milford Lagoon


Further discussions on Milford Lagoon

Discussion on the future management of the Milford Lagoon, near Temuka, is moving forward, says Environment Canterbury.

A second meeting on the lagoon’s management is planned next month to provide information about issues and concerns raised by the community at the July meeting.

The meeting is being facilitated by Environment Canterbury, and will be held at 7.30pm, Thursday, September 11, at the Alpine Energy Community Centre, Temuka.

Guest speakers will include representatives from ECan, the Timaru District Council and the 4WD club, covering issues such as coastal erosion, water quality and vehicle access.

ECan resource care co-ordinator Sam Shannon says the meeting will also include group discussion time to give people the chance to indicate any other information they would like to have about the lagoon

“The group discussion is a really important part of the meeting, as we also need to find out where people would like to go from here, in terms of the management and protection of the area,” he says.

“This is a community driven process, and it is the community who will determine the way it develops.”

The meeting is open to anyone to attend.

Environment Canterbury called the Milford Lagoon earlier meeting after receiving feedback from local people concerned about various issues, including vehicle access and the condition of the shingle bar that protects it from the ocean.


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