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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
This topic looks at protecting and maintaining biodiversity to ensure continuity of important indigenous plants, animals and ecosystems. The Natural Environment provides us with a range of necessities including food, water, materials, and flood defences.
Extensive vegetation clearing and draining of wetlands has reduced the number of natural habitats, so biodiversity management is particularly relevant where proposed development can lead to habitat loss. Reducing on-farm environmental impacts is good for the environment and a priority, however, maintaining productivity and economic benefits within agriculture should also be recognised.
This topic looks at managing Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Features through their protection or maintenance. In turn, this contributes to social and cultural wellbeing by providing people with a unique sense of place and identity. Landscapes continue to evolve and reflect a synergy of different land types, vegetation cover, and land use.
The following areas are identified as outstanding by landscape experts:
Outstanding Natural Landscapes
Incorporates the Puketeraki Range and Oxford Foothills, but excludes the Lees Valley floor and some edges of the foothills when compared to the area mapped in the current District Plan.
Outstanding Natural Features (both not in the current Waimakariri District Plan)
It is intended that these areas are overlaid on District Plan maps with a range of rules to manage activities for each area, e.g., structures and earthworks.
This topic looks at the natural character of the Coastal Environment. Natural character has three main components: natural processes, natural elements, and natural patterns.
Natural processes include the action of waves, tides, wind, and rain, as well as the movement of animals and the natural succession of plant species.
Natural elements include water, landforms and vegetation cover.
The distribution of these natural elements over an area forms natural patterns. A fourth important component is the human experience of these natural processes, elements and patterns,and values.
There is a need to manage activities in coastal areas to protect defining natural characteristics.