South Westland Fresh Water Management Unit
South Westland FMU
The South Westland Freshwater Management Unit (FMU) Group was confirmed in December 2020 and the first full day workshop will be held in February 2021.
The purpose of the Group is to identify the values and issues of the community in the catchment around freshwater quality and quantity, and to make recommendations to the council about what future plan provisions and actions may be needed to manage land and water resources in the FMU.
The South Westland FMU Group consists of eleven members, including seven from the community, with a range of backgrounds and interests related to land and water management within the FMU. The Group was selected based on a cross section of values, understanding and perspectives in the community. The Group also includes one elected representative for the Westland District Council, and the West Coast Regional Council, and one representative from Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. As most of the land and water resources in the South Westland FMU are on public conservation land, a representative for the Department of Conservation South Westland area will participate in the process.
South Westland FMU Members
- Brenda Monk
- Catherine Montague
- David Friend
- Kirsten Sandri
- Maurice Sullivan
- Rowan Sullivan
- Simon Cameron
- Anya Kruzewski – DOC representative
- Rob Wilson – Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio representative
- Councilor Stuart Challenger – West Coast Regional Council representative
- Councilor Ryan Kennedy – interim Westland District Council representative
The Group will meet over two full day workshops and provide recommendations to the Regional Council's resource Management Committee by June 2021
Workshop Dates to be confirmed
How to keep up to date on the South Westland FMU project
We would love to hear your feedback. If you want to know more about the FMU Group, have any questions, or comments, please email Is@wcrc.govt.nz or post to West Coast Regional Council, PO Box 66, Greymouth 7840.