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

 


Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will hold its monthly water management public meeting on Thursday 24 July (starting at 5pm).

The committee will begin the meeting by offering members of the public a chance to contribute, if they wish, and this will be followed by a discussion on the proposed Water Related Services Bylaw.

The Christchurch City Council has released the proposed Bylaw for public feedback prior to 15 August. The committee has been working with the council since late last year to provide advice and ensure it is consistent with the community’s aspirations for water management in the zone.

The proposed Bylaw replaces the 2008 version which was required to be reviewed according to the Local Government Act. The changes mainly relate to water supply, wastewater, and stormwater.

Next, the committee will discuss how it can engage with the community on important urban water management issues such as stormwater management and water quality improvement initiatives.

Following this, the committee will receive an update on the progress and implementation of the Natural Environment Recovery Programme NERP). The NERP gives direction for the recovery of the natural environment following the earthquake with projects that address key issues and provide enhancement opportunities.

The NERP links and integrates with zone committee water management programmes in the Christchurch West Melton, Banks Peninsula and Waimakariri zones. Earlier this month the zone committee was represented at a stakeholder forum where updates were provided on the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct project, water quality and ecosystem health, the Waitākiri Sanctuary project, as well as community gardens and bird populations since the earthquakes.

The committee will finish the meeting with an update from Environment Canterbury on the progress being made to implement the local on-the-ground actions outlined in its programme for water management and review its own water management programme and priorities.


Committee meeting information

Christchurch-West Melton Water Committee meeting
5:00pm, Thursday 24 July
The Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: A Govt. Christmas Bad News Dump -The Skycity Convention Center Blowout & A Negative MBIE Review

If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldn’t be strewing them about at Christmas time – which is, traditionally, the dumping ground for terrible news that the government fervently hopes the public will be too distracted to notice. And so verily this Christmas Eve we learn of (a) the explosion of costs to the taxpayer and ratepayer of the vile SkyCity convention centre in Auckland and that (b) the government’s flagship MBIE “super-ministry” run by its Minister of Everything is a disaster zone of incompetence and mismanagement. MBIE is a Titanic looking for an iceberg, or so it would seem. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news