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Christchurch City Council’s stormwater consent finalised

A more environmentally friendly approach to managing how and when stormwater can be discharged into Christchurch and Banks Peninsula’s waterways has been finalised.

The Environment Court has approved a settlement of Christchurch City Council’s (CCC’s) appeal against some conditions in the Comprehensive Stormwater Network Discharge Consent that was granted by independent hearing commissioners appointed by Environment Canterbury in June 2019.

“The settlement of this appeal represents a major milestone in the management of stormwater in Christchurch and means all stormwater discharges will now be managed under a single consent,’’ says CCC Head of Three Waters and Waste, Helen Beaumont.

“This means there will be clear standards across the network for the management of stormwater, which should result in better environmental outcomes.’’