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Regional targets for swimmability

Adopted by Gisborne District Council - 13 December 2018

Interim target of 85% rivers and 83% lakes swimmable by 2030
Final target of 90% rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040

Report - Adoption of Regional Targets [PDF, 225 KB]

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, 1.6 MB]

Adopted by the Gisborne District Council on 13 December 2018 

In 2018 Council undertook a review of the previous (2016-2025) Progressive Implementation Programme (PIP) for our district. This updated PIP outlines our staged schedule for implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (NPSFM).

 Reports to assist the development of Gisborne's Freshwater Plan

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

Regional Plan: Scheduled waterbodies 
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 
This paper outlines the proposed policies, methods and approach to rules for discharges within the Fresh Water Plan

The Waipaoa Catchment Plan - an update 
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 
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

Discussion document  Freshwater planning for the Gisborne region 

Summary of document  A quick reference guide to freshwater planning 

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 
Summary of document - A quick reference guide to freshwater planning 

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) [PDF, 1.6 MB]

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 

 

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