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To: Mackenzie District Council

Feedback on surface water activities on Lake Pukaki

Mackenzie District Council have just released consultation documents in relation to Surface Water Activities in the Rural Zone. This is a direct result of your support of the petition to protect Lake Pukaki from commercial motorised operations, thank you!

But we have more work to do. Now is the time to make your concerns heard directly to Council. Protection of Lake Pukaki from inappropriate tourism activity is a priority if we are to preserve and protect this natural landscape.

Why is this important?

The Council is seeking your feedback so they can make decisions on new or amended provisions in the Mackenzie District Plan. Here is the link to their website and the plan change documents: Link to Consultation Documents

Here are the options outlined by Council for your consideration and feedback:

Amend Permitted Activities Outdoor Recreational Activities rule 7.1.2 by removing the statement referring to commercial recreation on or within waterbodies being a permitted activity. AND/OR

Create a new rule for commercial activities on or within water bodies recognising the sensitivity of the waterbodies to disturbance.

Reduce the character, intensity and scale limits for recreational activities with regard to activities on or within waterbodies i.e. cause consent to be required for a lesser scale of operation than is currently the case.

Here are the options outlined by Council for your consideration and feedback:

Amend Permitted Activities Outdoor Recreational Activities rule 7.1.2 by removing the statement referring to commercial recreation on or within waterbodies being a permitted activity. AND/OR

Create a new rule for commercial activities on or within water bodies recognising the sensitivity of the waterbodies to disturbance.

Reduce the character, intensity and scale limits for recreational activities with regard to activities on or within waterbodies i.e. cause consent to be required for a lesser scale of operation than is currently the case.

In essence, this means they are looking to make important rule changes to control activities in on the surface waters of lakes in the Mackenzie, including Lake Pukaki, and are asking the public for feedback. Some people won’t like these changes and it is important that you let Council know your views on the need for rule changes that provide the highest level of protection for Lake Pukaki.

How it will be delivered

We will print off all your letters and hand them into the council before 20th of September 2017.

Mackenzie District, Canterbury

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Updates

2019-07-26 16:53:48 +1200

50 signatures reached

2018-10-19 20:41:33 +1300

25 signatures reached

2018-07-27 00:06:02 +1200

10 signatures reached