Chatham Islands Resource Management Document December 2020
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The environment function of Council is carried out in terms of the requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). This function requires the monitoring and reporting on the state of the Chatham Islands environment – its land, air, water and coastal resources; and review, at not less than 10-year intervals, of policy for managing the natural and physical resources of the Chatham Islands.
An important part of this function is ensuring the ongoing involvement of the community in defining issues, developing policy and implementing best practice methods to manage issues.
The Chatham Islands Council resolved to make the Chatham Islands Resource Management Document fully operative on 22 December 2020.
See the decision documents, relevant to the development of the Chatham Islands Resource Management Document, below:
Council is required to monitor the state of the environment, so it can effectively carry out its functions under the RMA. Monitoring of various resources can provide us with information that will:
This State of the Environment Report includes details of water quality monitoring and ecosystem health of the lakes, streams and Te Whanga lagoon on Chatham Island/Rehoku in September 2007.