Highly Productive Land Protection
Announced last week, the Government is consulting on a draft National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land.
At the public release of the draft at Hira Bhana and Co Market Garden Growers in Pukekohe, Environment Minister David Parker said:
“Continuing to grow food in the volumes and quality we have come to expect, depends on the availability of land and the quality of the soil.”
Public meetings on the draft National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land will be held in most regions as well as targeted meetings with iwi, local authorities, primary sector groups and others. Details will be published on the Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Primary Industries websites. Click here to read the Draft National Policy Statement discussion document and to make your submission.
Public meetings on the draft National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land will be held in most regions, as well as targeted meetings with iwi, local authorities, primary sector groups and others. Details will be published on the Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Primary Industries websites. Click here to read the “Draft National Policy Statement” discussion document and to make your submission.
See brief article about public release here: Government’s safeguarding of country’s best growing soils
Consultation closes on 10 October.
Horticulture NZ are hosting the following meetings for ECAN Plan 7 changes:
has notified Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Plan, and Plan
Change 2 to the Waimakariri River Regional Plan. The submission period closes
on 13 September.
To find out more, attend one of the grower meetings we are co-hosting next week:
- Tuesday 27 August, 4pm to 6pm at the Hotel Ashburton, 11-35 Racecourse Rd, Ashburton
- Wednesday 28 August, 4pm to 6pm at the Rossburn Receptions, Sparks Lane, Rangiora
You can search to a property level if you so desire. This helps to work out exactly which property would be in or out of a proposed sub area etc.
You can open up the “Plan Change 7” tab by clicking on the down arrow, tick on the “Sub Regional Chapter boundary” this will come up with the “Plan Change 7” boundaries for Waimakariri and Timaru.
You need to go to the menu on the right, and click on the layers you want to see. Click on “Plan Change 7” and another list appears under it and then you click on what you want to view.
Other useful reference material: