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The Central Plains Water Trust advises that a Public Meeting will be held on Monday 29 October 2012 at 10:00am at the Rolleston Community Centre.  The purpose of the meeting is to present the CPW Trust's annual report for the year ending 30 June 2012.  The report can be viewed below.

Denis O'Rourke

Central Plains Water Trust welcomes the interim decision handed down by the commissioners on October 30, 2009 giving the company consent to take water from the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers for irrigation on the Central Canterbury Plains.

The commissioners have concluded Central Plains Water's revised proposal is sustainable and efficient and will bring significant economic benefits to the district and region.

It is testament to the quality of the Central Plains Water experts’ investigations that the commissioners are satisfied any residual issues can be adequately addressed by conditions of consent.

The Central Plains Water Trust was established by the Christchurch City and Selwyn District Councils to facilitate sustainable development of Central Canterbury’s water resource.

It continues the work of the Central Plains Water Enhancement Steering Committee to develop proposals for a large scale community water enhancement scheme providing water for irrigation between the Rakaia and the Waimakariri Rivers.

Trustees of the Central Plains Water Trust were appointed by the two Councils to reflect a broad range of skills and experience in areas such as governance, agriculture, engineering, commerce and resource management. Some Trustee appointments were made following recommendations from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

The Trust has formed Central Plains Water Limited, which undertook a share issue in December 2004. The share issue was successful in raising the funds required to progress the water enhancement scheme proposals. As a result, Central Plains Water Limited has around 400 shareholders, these being the owners of properties approximately between the Malvern foothills, the Rakaia River, State Highway One and the Waimakariri River, where it is envisaged that water for irrigation will be provided by the proposed community water enhancement scheme.

A joint Environment Canterbury / Selwyn District Council hearing to consider Central Plains Water Limited's resource consent applications will commence on 25 Februrary 2008 at the Christchurch Town Hall.

2012 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report - PDF

2011 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report - PDF

2010 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report - PDF

2009 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report - PDF

2008 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report - PDF
Audit Opinion - PDF

2007 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report - PDF

2006 Annual Report & Financial Statements
2006 Annual Report & Financial Statements - Word Doc

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