Community reference group
We are establishing a community reference group for this project.
Group members will help the project team in the lead-up to our irrigation consent application. This will ensure local voices are heard and community concerns are understood and, where possible, addressed.
The group will comprise an independent facilitator, a member of Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board, two representatives of Ōnuku Rūnanga and up to five people from the local community. They will work with members of the Council’s project team.
Their role will be to advise the project team of community concerns and to share ideas to enable the project to be as beneficial as possible to the community. This may be through opportunities for improvements around recreation, heritage, education, ecology, landscape and the like.
The group will help us as we develop the following areas:
- Irrigation areas at Robinsons Bay, Hammond Point and Takamātua.
- The wetland area bounded by Old Coach Road and the Christchurch-Akaroa Highway.
If you’re interested in being involved, please email Senior Project Manager Kylie Hills at email@example.com and put 'Community Reference Group' in the subject line. Please include information about:
- Links you may have to Akaroa and/or the Inner Bays area.
- Links you may have with community groups in the area.
- The strengths you could bring to the group.
We suggest you read the draft terms of reference [DOCX, 319 KB] before you apply.
The group is likely to meet four to six times between August and November 2021. Meetings will be on week-day evenings in Akaroa.
Please ensure we receive your email by 10am Monday 2 August 2021.
The group’s membership will be finalised at the August meeting of Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board.