A strategy that will protection and improve the Waikanae River has been signed by Kāpiti Coast District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.
The two councils have worked with local iwi and Friends of the Waikanae River to do the right thing for the river and the whole environment, said Council’s Environment and Community Development Committee Chair Councillor Penny Gaylor at the signing ceremony.
“It took a while but good things take time. As guardians of our local environment we needed to make sure we got this right.” Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) Deputy Chair Barbara Donaldson says.
And she says it has been a pleasure to bring the strategy to fruition.
“This brings together the management, flood protection, environmental and recreational enhancement of the river. I want to thank Kāpiti Coast District Council and all the people who have worked on it,” she says.
The Waikanae River Environmental Strategy was developed in 1999 by GWRC to guide protection and enhancement of the river.
It was reviewed in 2014 and endorsed by Kāpiti Coast District Council in September.
The published strategy will be officially released at a walkover of the Waikanae River on 31 October. For more information contact Anna Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 439 4048.
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