Cardrona Plan Change - Community Consultation

A first community workshop was held at the Lake Wanaka Centre on Monday 21 June 2010. The purpose of this workshop was to listen to people’s views on what they consider to be important values and uses supported by the Cardrona River.

Workshop 1: Key themes (342 KB)
Workshop 1: Policy Presentation (2 MB)
Workshop 1: Science Presentation (9 MB)

A second community workshop was held on Thursday 23 February 2012. During this workshop ORC staff talked about the interaction between the Cardrona River and Wanaka Basin Cardrona Gravel Aquifer, the impacts of water taking on the river and aquifer and what this means for those taking or wanting to take water.

Workshop 2: Key themes (123 KB)
Workshop 2: Policy Presentation (1 MB)
Workshop 2: Science Presentation (4 MB)

Two community meetings were held in June 2013. The first of these two meetings was held at the Presbyterian Church Community Centre on Tuesday 11 June 2013, while a follow-up meeting was held at the same venue on Thursday 27 June 2013. During these meetings, ORC staff presented the local community and other stakeholders with different options for the management of the Cardrona’s water resources and asked for feedback on these options.

Workshop 3: Presentation (4 MB)
Workshop 3: Key themes discussion topics (151 KB)
Workshop 4: Presentation (1 MB)
Workshop 4: Cardrona Landcare Group Presentation (7 MB)
Workshop 4: Key themes and discussion topics (141 KB)
Options for managing the Wanaka Basin Cardrona Gravel Aquifer (1 MB)
Options for managing the Cardrona River and connected groundwater resources (Cardrona Alluvial Ribbon Aquifer) (1 MB)

A summary of the feedback received can be downloaded below:

Water management options for the Cardrona - brief summary of feedback received (409 KB)
Water management options for the Cardrona - full details of feedback received (787 KB)

Note: These water management options consulted on in 2013 were developed based on the information available at the time. These options are currently being reviewed in light of more recent scientific investigations. 

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