Takaka Fresh Water and Land advisory group

The Freshwater and Land Advisory Group (FLAG) for the Takaka Catchments exists to help us develop ways to manage fresh water resources and meet the obligations of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

The Freshwater and Land Advisory Group (FLAG) for the Takaka Catchments exists to help the Council develop ways to manage fresh water resources and meet the obligations of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

The aim of the FLAG process is to prepare and recommend to Council draft planning provisions including policy and rules in the Tasman Resource Management Plan for Takaka water resources including the Takaka River and its tributaries, ground waters within the limestone and alluvial aquifers, and adjacent coastal streams.

Purpose of the FLAG

The FLAG is not a decision making group, but a community-led response to water management which makes recommendations to the Council. Any decisions the Council makes are subject to the Resource Management Act Schedule 1 process.

Meeting documents

The meeting notes provide a summary of points raised by individuals at the FLAG meetings.

They do not necessarily represent the current views held by any or all members of FLAG and do not represent the views of Council. The comments cover the diversity of experiences and opinions on the group. The views expressed are open and may change at any time.

More information

What is the FLAG, and who's involved?
Why is the FLAG doing this project?
Where are we up to in the project?
Takaka FLAG - Values of water
FLAG Interim Decisions Summary Report
Key scientific resources