Waimakariri Zone Committee’s Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA)

The Waimakariri Zone Committee’s Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA) has been released by Environment Canterbury (ECan). The draft ZIPA provides recommendations on the Waimakariri Section 8 of the Canterbury Water and Land Regional Plan. These recommendations will help to guide Environment Canterbury in making rules for the Waimakariri region.

Have your say

ECan are inviting feedback on the draft ZIPA from 21 September 2018, and closing on 12 October 2018.

The ZIPA recommendations can be found on ECan’s website or downloaded from the B+LNZ website. 

The ZIPA’s recommendations reflect issues that ECan may create new rules and policies around. These include recommendations on:

  • Nitrogen – allocation, reductions, and zones.
  • Other contaminant losses to water – phosphorus, sediment, E.coli.
  • Surface water – use, allocation and minimum flows.
  • Ground water – use and allocation.
  • Biodiversity.
  • Cultural values.

The ZIPA recommendations have the potential to affect all farmers in the region.

Be heard by decision makers

Beef + Lamb New Zealand will be providing feedback on the draft ZIPA and encourage farmers to do the same.

If you would like to make a submission on the proposed changes and would like some guidance, check out our video on the Knowledge Hub for tips and information, or get in touch with us using the button below. 

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