Find out about the Catchment Context, Challenges and Values
Council is currently collecting the data and information that farmers will need to complete Freshwater Farm Plans. As the roll out of Freshwater Farm Plans in Marlborough gets closer, Council will be updating this page and providing relevant information here.
CCCV stands for Catchment Context, Challenges, and Values (CCCV). As each Freshwater Farm Plan is tailored to the individual farm’s physical environment, farming activities and the catchment it is in, the CCCV provides the catchment-level information the Freshwater Farm Plans require.
The CCCV is a collection of material about the catchment where you farm. It will include:
- Existing information on landforms, soil and climate data, freshwater data, freshwater bodies, contaminants, sites of significance to the local community and significant species or ecosystems.
- Matters of importance to tangata whenua including the cultural significance of the local area, traditional names of freshwater bodies and sites and species of significance to tangata whenua (where available).
- Freshwater rules and policies from relevant legislation such as the proposed Marlborough Environment Plan (pMEP), the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM) and the RMA.
- What the community values, and their visions for a particular catchment.
This information will help farmers to understand the environmental features, current environmental health status, cultural values, and priorities in relation to freshwater, and recreational sites that are special in each catchment.
It is Council’s role to provide the CCCV for each catchment. Once this information is available, Council will update this page.