While this is a council-led strategy, it seeks to integrate with other agencies, conservation groups, the wider community and the conservation volunteer’s network. This will help ensure that the strategy supports and gives both ecological priorities and community aspirations.
The intention is to provide relevant guidance across a range of activities ranging from statutory plan provisions, through asset management and service delivery to advocacy and advice.
You are invited to express your interest for Tasman Bio-Strategy Working Group.
The purpose of the Working Group is to develop a draft Bio-Strategy meeting the needs of the Tasman community by 31 December 2020.
The Working Group will have between 8 and 16 members, including iwi members. We seek to engage a diverse team from around the district. We are seeking people who:
The work will include half-day and full-day meetings, work between meetings, and meetings with sectors and communities.
Tasman District Council will provide meeting spaces and catering and may pay contribution towards travel costs of members to support attendance but will not pay meeting fees to Working Group members.
The Terms of Reference for the Working Group are attached and these will used in determining membership of the Group.
Expressions of interest should address the criteria above and include full contact details. Decisions of the Governance Group will be final. All persons expressing interest will be informed of the outcome, but no further correspondence entered into.
Send to: Paul Sheldon at Tasman District Council
Due date: must be received no later than 2 August 2019
The Tasman Bio Strategy is not being developed in isolation. It is being developed within a wider national and interregional context which includes:
A Governance Group has been established to oversee the Bio Strategy process and ensure it is well integrated with Council and iwi. The Governance Group comprises three Tasman District Councillors representing a geographic spread with the District along with three nominated representatives of mana whenua/mana moana iwi appointed by the Iwi Chairs.
As at June 28th 2019 the Governance Group had met twice and resolved to establish a working group to undertake the Strategy preparation process. The Governance Group has prepared a Terms of Reference for the Working Group and is now seeking expressions of interest from those who wish to contribute to this very important project.
The invitation to prospective working group members is below.
Paul Sheldon, Tasman District Council
Ph 03 543 840