Hawke's Bay Land & Water Management Strategy
The Hawke's Bay Land and Water Management Strategy outlines the region’s vision and strategic directions for the future management of land and water. The Land and Water Management Strategy document is a milestone in the development of land and water management in Hawke's Bay.
Here is the Land & Management Strategy document.
Land & Water Strategy
The Hawke's Bay Land and Water Management Strategy contains a number of policies and current priority actions that are relevant to managing land and water in the Tukituki catchment. The Land and Water Symposium was held on 30 November 2011 at which the Hawke’s Bay Land and Water Management Strategy was released.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has developed a new approach to managing the Tukituki River catchment. Tukituki Change 6 is a catchment-specific change to the Hawke's Bay Regional Resource Management Plan. It adds new chapters specifically for the Tukituki River Catchment, and at the same time, a number of existing chapters will no longer apply to the Tukituki River Catchment. Change 6 addresses specific water allocation and water quality issues in the catchment. At the same time, solutions to discharges to the river and how to meet water shortages are being developed. PC6 became operative 1 October 2015.
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The issues, drivers, and challenges of water management in the Tukituki Catchment were presented as a case study at the Water Symposium in November 2011 to demonstrate that for complex problems a range of solutions are required. It highlights that setting water allocation and quality limits, while an important foundation, is only part of the solution for sustainable management of the natural and physical resources.
Working with the Community on the Tukituki Strategy
HBRC established a group which represented the range of stakeholders with an interest in the management of land and water in the catchment. This group included landowners, irrigators, primary industry sectors, statutory agencies and conservation groups. Use of multi stakeholder groups helped the different stakeholders understand the differences and also areas of common ground, and helped build consensus. The reference group that was used for the development of the Hawke's Bay Land and Water Management Strategy is a good example of that.