Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Submission Period Extended Until November 20

Media Release
30 October 2008


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


Submission Period Extended Until November 20


The deadline to comment on a major report on Canterbury’s water resources has been extended by three weeks to allow more time for people to provide comment and feedback.

Submissions on the Uses and Benefits Report, summarising current and future uses of water, can now be made up until Thursday November 20.

The Canterbury Water Management Strategy is an 18 month, programme being run by a Steering Group on behalf of the Canterbury Mayoral Forum to develop a long term, community-driven plan for the region’s water resources.

Steering Group Chair Bede O’Malley says the report is the first full overview of how people use and value water, along with the benefits of those uses, and is therefore an important milestone.

“This report developed through a series of local workshops and drawing together the views of a wide range of stakeholders, means we can see how water is valued in different ways by different people. We believe we now have the basis for a proper discussion on some of the more difficult issues around water management, but first we want to hear what the wider public thinks.”

He says the Steering Group is particularly interested in people’s views on two key points.

“We want to know if people feel we have a complete and accurate summary of all of the uses and benefits of Canterbury’s water.

“It may be that some people feel there are some uses or benefits which have been overlooked. Alternatively, they may feel some should be left out.

“We also want to know what issues the public consider to be the true bottom lines for water management in Canterbury. In other words, what outcomes should be enshrined from the outset?”

To this end, the Uses and Benefits report identifies a set of 10 fundamental principles to guide the remainder of the programme. These relate to fairness and equity, guardianship, protection of drinking water quality, environmental (instream) values, access to lakes and rivers, and a range of other dimensions.

“We want to hear from anyone with an interest in Canterbury’s water resources on the principles that will guide the process and also on how they rate the importance of the uses and benefits that have been identified,” Bede O’Malley says.

To receive a copy of the report, visit the website at http://www.canterburywater.org.nz/getting-involved/ Submissions can be made by mail to the Canterbury Water Management Strategy, PO Box 345 Christchurch, or through the automated form on the programme’s website. Comments can also be emailed to info@canterburywater.org.nz

About the Canterbury Water Management Strategy
The Canterbury Water Management Strategy is an 18-month programme of public consultation to develop a community-led plan for managing the region’s water. The programme builds on previous water studies to deliver a strategy at regional and locality level with broad public support. It is led by the Canterbury Mayoral Forum, which is comprised of the mayors and chairs of all councils and the chair and chief executive of Environment Canterbury, which also provides a secretariat to the programme For more information go to www.canterburywater.org.nz


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election