What do you want freshwater in the Tasman region to look like?
Tasman District Council is working on the development of a Land and Freshwater Plan Change, and they want your help to get it right.
The have already defined the Freshwater Management Units, the catchment areas the region will be broken down into under the new plan and set draft Visions and Values for each FMU. Now they need to define the Environmental Outcomes for each of those values.
The draft Environmental Outcomes will set the direction for the new plan change and will be used to set the targets and limits for land and freshwater use in the region, and the rules that they need to achieve them. As the Outcomes define the end goal, it’s important they get them right, and that they reflect what the people of Tasman want the region’s land and freshwater to look like in the future.
At each stage of the process, they have been engaging with the public to make sure that people agree with what they are doing. They also recognise that any changes to land and freshwater use will mean changes for people working in the rural and environmental sectors, so really want to hear from those people.
The engagement on the Environmental Outcomes is open now and closes 30 November 2023. You can find out more, and have your say at: https://shape.tasman.govt.nz/mountains-to-the-sea
They aren’t doing any engagement events this time, as they have found they get much better results online but are holding three webinars (details on the website) where people can get all the information and ask questions.