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Part V Water

Part V applies to all uses of water including taking, diverting and damming. Part IV applies to all activities carried out in the beds and on the surfaces of streams, rivers and lakes. Part VI of the Plan addresses the discharge of contaminants into water and the management of water quality.

Dam or No-Dam Scenarios

To provide water management and maintain a minimum flow in the Waimea River in case the Waimea Community Dam is - or isn't - built, a series of changes have been made to the TRMP.

Chapter 30: Taking, Using, Damming and Diverting Water 

This chapter deals with the issues relating to freshwater and inshore coastal water. It does not address open coastal water, or activities in the beds of rivers, streams or lakes (to be included in Part IV).

The chapter separates out the four main topic areas in relation to water, namely:

  • Water resources in Tasman District.
  • Uses and values of water.
  • Sustainable water management.
  • Activities with adverse effects on water bodies.

There are three broad issues identified as follows:

  • Reduced water body flows or levels.
  • Allocation of fresh water between competing water users.
  • Fresh water augmentation.

For each of these issues there are objectives and policies; methods of implementation; principal reasons and explanation; performance monitoring indicators and anticipated environmental results.

TRMP Chapter 30 - Taking, Using, Damming and Diverting Water

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Chapter 31: Rules for Water Takes, Diversions, Uses or Damming 

This chapter includes the rules for the taking, diversion and use of water (except where it is diversion of floodwater or diversion of water from a wetland) and includes inshore coastal water. The water management zones and the soil areas; and the Surface Water Protection Area are shown on the planning maps.

In broad terms, the rules included in this chapter are as follows:

  • 31.1 Water Take, Diversion or Use or Damming from Fresh or Coastal Water
  • 31.2 Financial Contributions for Water Take, Diversion, Use or Damming

TRMP Chapter 31 - Rules for Water Takes, Diversions, Uses or Damming

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Chapter 32: Information Required with Permit Applications for Taking, Using, Damming or Diverting Water 

This chapter gives guidelines for the information that may be required to accompany applications to take, use, dam or divert water. The matters listed may not be relevant to every application, nor is it an exhaustive list. Applicants are obliged to provide sufficient information to meet the requirements of Section 88 and the Fourth Schedule of the Act.

In addition to the general requirements, there are specific information requirements for:

  • taking or using water;
  • damming or diverting water; and
  • wetland drainage and infilling.

TRMP Chapter 32 - Information Required with Permit Applications

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Part V - Annexes 

Annex 1: Water Conservation (Buller River) Order 2001

This annex is included for information only - it is not part of the Tasman Resource Management Plan.

TRMP Part V Annex 1 - Water Conservation (Buller River) Order 2001

Annex 2: Water Conservation (Motueka River) Order 2004

This annex is included for information only - it is not part of the Tasman Resource Management Plan."

TRMP Part V Annex 2 - Water Conservation (Motueka River) Order 2004

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