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protected and enjoyed by all
in Waimakariri are special to us. We go
swimming with our kids there, walk our dogs, harvest whitebait from the
Waimakariri River Mouth and enjoy the rare native birdlife at home in the
that locals are passionate about preserving our coastline, making our beaches
safe and ensuring that they can be enjoyed fairly by all. While developing a
bylaw to protect this important part of our district, we received almost 300
submissions from the community. With the
Northern Pegasus Bylaw Implementation
Plan we aim to incorporate those ideas and concerns into a course of action
that will look after our beaches both now and for the following generations.
“As recreational trends and technology evolves,
we find people using the beach in new ways, such as flying drones or kite
surfing. We don’t want to wrap that up in red tape, but at the same time we do
need to make sure usage of our beaches remains safe for everyone and our unique
bird life is protected.” ~ Simon Markham –
Manager of Strategy & Engagement
This plan builds
upon the foundation established by the Northern
Pegasus Bay Bylaw 2016 and promotes a vision of council and community
working in partnership to educate, monitor and enforce the protection and
safety of our precious beaches.
“We actually see this document becoming more
important than the bylaw itself. This
has a flexibility that legislation can’t match, which means instead of restricting
what beach-users can and can’t do, we ask them to become an integral part of
managing our beaches.” ~ Veronica Spittal – Senior Policy Analyst
identified in the draft plan include improving bylaw signage around beach
entrances, developing a series of educational videos, increased enforcement of
the Northern Pegasus Bay Bylaw 2016 and
holding “beach clean-up” days with user groups such as horse riders. It also
identifies possibilities for the future, such as establishing a culturally
appropriate site to spread ashes and improving access to the beach for those
with accessibility requirements.
This is a
comprehensive plan that involves the Waimakariri District Council, Environment
Canterbury, Department of Conservation, Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara
Trust, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group, local
Community Boards and Residents Groups.
close: 28 August 2017
Spittal – Senior Policy Analystveronica.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 965 468