The Council manages a series of River Care Group meetings to cover some sections of Classified River in the District. The meetings are recorded and minutes can be found below.
Regular Rivercare meetings are held to enable landowners to suggest works for consideration in next year's management programme. The meetings also provide an update to landowners on what work the Council has planned or has carried out for that period.
We collect targeted rates to pay for river maintenance works in the Tasman District.
Currently the river rating system is based on a three-tier system of X, Y and Z rated areas.
The 285 km of X- and Y-rated rivers have an annual operating maintenance programme which includes a schedule of tasks carried out by Council's contractor.
River Z areas rely upon the affected landowners making an application to Council for a subsidised work programme that is negotiated with Council's Engineering Services Department.
Approval is based on a basis that a specific problem has developed at the site and amongst other things that there is a proven community benefit in funding the works. Tasman District Council may fund up to 50% of the costs.