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Catchment plans

Regional Freshwater Plan review

Gisborne District Council is looking for people with strong connections to Tairāwhiti / Gisborne to become members of the Tairāwhiti Freshwater Advisory Group. Find out more and apply on the Tairāwhiti Freshwater Advisory Group page.

Managing freshwater at a catchment level

Catchments are areas of land that drain water from the top of surrounding hills down into rivers, a lake, an estuary or the open coast.

What happens on land in a catchment can impact the water quality in the river, and ultimately our coast. It can also affect the amount of water in rivers and lakes.

Our district's catchment plans

These plans set the objectives for the management of fresh water quality and quantity. They will help us make better decisions about land and water use. A plan will be developed for each catchment.