Catchment liaison committees
Environment Southland has established eight catchment liaison committees comprised of representatives evenly spread throughout each river catchment and elected annually by their communities.
Their role is to advise and assist Environment Southland in the development of annual maintenance works programmes and budgets, and provide an important local contact for each river community regarding special river and land drainage management issues.
Originally established in 1979 in conjunction with Federated Farmers, the committees in 2020 finalised a review of their terms of reference (below) which has expanded the scope of advice they can present to Environment Southland. Advice includes emerging issues including biodiversity, cultural values, water quality and quantity, ecological health and soil health to complement river works, flood and river erosion control services.
Map of catchment liaison committee areas
Use this map to find out which liaison committee looks after your catchment area.
For Catchment Liaison Committee assistance on river or land drainage issues, contact the committee chair for your catchment.
|Mataura||Bevan Watt||03 208 1992|
|Oreti||Co-chairs David Rose and Dave Marshall||David - 03 235 2619; Dave - 03 235 2228|
|Aparima||Grant McGregor||03 225 8702|
|Te Anau Rivers Basin||Barry Taylor||03 249 7053|
|Makarewa||Russell MacPherson||03 236 0857|
|Waituna||Ewen Pirie||03 239 5859|
|Waiau||Nessa Legg||03 225 5277|
|Waimatuku||Tony Strang||03 224 6213|
Please note due to Alert Level 2 restrictions, some events have been postponed – new dates to be advised.
The following is the schedule of Liaison Committee meetings for the months of February and March 2021. Click on each meeting for more details:
|Date and Time||Liaison Committee||Venue|
|25 February 2021 |
|Oreti Catchment Liaison Committee||Salvation Army Hall, De Joux Road, Winton|
|25 February 2021|
|Mataura Catchment Liaison Committee||Riversdale Hotel, Riversdale|
|26 February 2021 |
|Makarewa Catchment Liaison Committee||Hedgehope Community Hall|
|Waituna Catchment Liaison Committee||Oteramika Hall, Oteramika|
|Aparima Catchment Liaison Committee||Otautau Hotel, Otautau|
|Waimatuku Catchment Liaison Committee||Waimatuku Hall|
8 March 2021
|Te Anau Basin Catchment Liaison Committee||Te Anau Golf Club, Te Anau|
|17 March 2021|
|Regional Services Committee meets|
with Catchment Liaison Chairs
|Environment Southland, Invercargill|
18 March 2021
|Waiau Catchment Liaison Committee||Waiau Town & County Club, Tuatapere|
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