Kotahitanga mō te Taiao provides the framework for the Te Hoiere Pelorus project, but it’s up to the community, landowners and businesses to work together to help make it happen.
Our next step is to talk to all stakeholders about their priorities for the restoration and future management of the catchment.
A Project Steering Group, including representatives from the community, will be assembled and will work alongside a technical advisory panel of knowledge experts.
They will gather baseline information on each catchment including freshwater and biodiversity surveys to help prioritise the work ahead. Depending on interest, up to 10 sub-catchment groups will be formed to inform priorities within their catchment and to carry out the work identified by the Project Steering Group.
Meanwhile, a detailed business case will be prepared to tap into funding from the Department of Conservation, Ministry for the Environment and other external sources.