About the project
Selwyn District Council manages the drainage/waterway system in the Ararira-LII catchment. They also own and manage Tārerekautuku / Yarrs Lagoon, which plays an important role in the catchment and is a key biodiversity site.
Living Water is supporting Selwyn District Council to intensify the focus on waterway and lagoon management by co-funding a Biodiversity Coordinator and contributing to baseline environmental assessments to support restoration planning.
The co-funding of a specialist position will improve environmental outcomes by increasing local government capacity and capability in land and water management.
- Restoration of Tārerekautuku / Yarrs Lagoon
- Increased environmental management of the drainage and water network
- Building environmental capacity and capability in local government
- A Memorandum of Understanding and grant to Selwyn District Council has been approved from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018
- Baseline environmental assessment work has been completed to support the development of a Tārerekautuku / Yarrs Lagoon Restoration Plan
- The Biodiversity Coordinator is working alongside Living Water Site Lead to progress waterway restoration initiatives across the catchment
Implementation of Memorandum of Understanding
Completed June 2018
- Continue to work with Selwyn District Council on management of Tārerekautuku / Yarrs Lagoon
- Build on the relationship with Selwyn District Council to focus on the waterway network
- Case study to be written