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.
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