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Freshwater management progressive implementation programme 2016 - 2025

Adopted by Gisborne District Council - 30 June 2016
Provides you with an overview of the project progress.

Progressive Implementation Programme (PIP) [PDF, 214 KB]  

 Reports to assist the development of Gisborne's Freshwater Plan

Regional Plan: Beds of rivers, lakes and wetlands (88kb)
This report outlines the proposed approached to the management of activities within the beds of rivers, lakes and wetlands

Regional Plan: Scheduled waterbodies (127kb)
This paper outlines how significant freshwater values of particular waterbodies are proposed to be managed within the Regional Fresh Water Plan through the use of Schedules in the Plan

Policy, Methods and rules for discharges (177kb)
This paper outlines the proposed policies, methods and approach to rules for discharges within the Fresh Water Plan

The Waipaoa Catchment Plan - an update (448kb)
This report describes its structure, content and how it relates to the regional provisions of the Fresh Water Plan

Water quantity policies, methods and rules (136kb)
This paper outlines the approach to managing water quantity. Two tables attached in Appendix 1; the proposed policy approaches, methods and rules and the Waipaoa catchment water quality limits. These are working documents and under constant refinement as we liaise with FWAG and other stakeholders

Feedback to the draft Freshwater Plan

In February 2014 we received 40 submissions on the work completed in the plan to that date. We summarised the submissions including comments made at the public meetings.

Summary of feedback  Freshwater consultation feedback (600kb)

Discussion document  Freshwater planning for the Gisborne region (3mb)

Summary of document  A quick reference guide to freshwater planning (2.4mb) 

Community meetings 2013

We talked to the community in November 2013 and held a series of public meetings.

A discussion document was prepared to summarise the key freshwater issues for the region.
The discussion document - Freshwater planning for the Gisborne region (3mb)
Summary of document - A quick reference guide to freshwater planning (2.4mb)

Freshwater management progressive implementation programme 2012 - 2021

Adopted by Gisborne District Council - 25 October 2012
Provides you with an overview of the project progress.

Progressive Implementation Programme (PIP) (525kb 5 pages) 

Towards a framework for regional freshwater planning - May 2010

H Rouse, N Norton (NIWA)
Development of a regional water plan and other freshwater management tools.

Proposed GDC water plan framework (846kb 35 pages)

Freshwater plan priorities for our region

The Ministry for the Environment's video explains why it's necessary for us to prepare a Freshwater Plan for the region.

 

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