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CMP draft process and key dates

Draft completed

Map scope of work and goals and aspirations

This includes mapping:

  • projects, aspirations and goals of agencies involved

  • existing goals and objectives as defined in Zone Plans, Regional Policy Statement, Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Plan Change, etc.

  • stakeholder goals and aspirations

  • soil conservation and biodiversity priorities.

Draft completed

Draft background documents for consultation

  • Part one – catchment overview (draft).
  • State of understanding report (draft), including gap analysis document (draft).

These documents, and the maps that accompany them, provide background information on the Lake Waikare and Whangamarino catchment. They reflect our current knowledge, but we need input and feedback from key partners to complete and finalise them.

November 2017

Community meeting

A meeting held in Te Kauwhata to engage with community members, get input on what is important in the catchment, objectives and outcomes sought, and what projects and initiatives are already underway and planned. This information informed the content of the CMP and action plan.

January - June 2018

Draft catchment management plan (CMP) completed; Action plan developed

The key objective was further development of part one, which included an update of catchment background information as well as the vision, aims, objectives, issues and opportunities. Part two included the development of actions to meet the vision, aims, objectives and opportunities. 

Both sections were developed by the Leadership Partners Group who were represented by a number of stakeholders including Waikato Regional Council, the Department of Conservation, Waikato-Tainui, Auckland-Waikato Fish and Game and the farmer-led Primary Stakeholder Catchment Trust.

June 2018

Final draft CMP and action plan for discussion

The final draft of parts 1 and 2 of the CMP were workshopped with the Lower Waikato Catchment Committee. Concurrently consultation was being undertaken with Waikato District Council and Watercare. 

July - August 2018

Final draft CMP and action plan for community feedback

Wider community feedback on the draft CMP was welcomed to inform the final CMP that went to the Lower Waikato Catchment Committe and then the Integrated Catchment Committee for adoption.

August 2018

CMP and action plan to be endorsed

The Lower Waikato Catchment Committee was presented with the final version of the CMP for its endorsement. The committee received the feedback collected from the community during July/August. 

October 2018

CMP and action plan to be adopted

The CMP was adopted by the Integrated Catchment Committee.

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