Selwyn District - a great place to Live, Work, and Play!
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Discover places to go and things to do … take a tour, enjoy our parks, lakes and rivers, and ski on any of Selwyn’s six ski-fields! A great place to visit.
Links to the community directory, health services, education, sports and recreation clubs, history, art galleries, and libraries and relax at our cafés and wineries. A great place to live and play.
List, and find, local business in the Selwyn Business Directory; read the latest reports on Selwyn’s economy; look up workshops and events on the enterprise training timetable. A great place to do business.
Natural Environment Fund
Applications are now open for Selwyn District Council’s Natural Environment Fund.
The fund was established to encourage and assist private landowners to carry out work that benefits the natural environment and supports native biodiversity.
Selwyn District Resource Management Planner Andrew Mactier says that less than one percent of the original native vegetation remains on the Canterbury Plains. “The Canterbury Plains is listed as an acutely threatened natural environment which makes the remaining native biodiversity in Selwyn District rare and important.”
Around $40,000 is available in the fund to help protect and restore areas of native vegetation on private land. Priority is given to supporting work on sites which have been identified and confirmed as having significant ecological values through a formal ecological assessment. A second priority is supporting sites which may have lower value remnant vegetation but which would benefit from works and management.
Over $200,000 has been allocated to over 60 projects through the fund since 2006. Funding has been used for a wide range of projects in previous years including work to restore existing native vegetation by landowners, schools and community groups, and establish new native plantings. The fund has also been used to help fund a field survey of threatened beetles in the Selwyn District and to conduct an environmental perceptions survey.
To find out more about the fund visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/snef
The closing date for applications for funding for this year is Friday 31 May.
Published: Thursday, 28 March
Sheffield Supply Cleared - Updated 20 May
Further work to improve the quality and reliability of the water supply in Darfield will soon get underway.
We're sending someone to China!
Prebbleton Community Park
Due to heavy rain, hopefully able to be open for the weekend
Where and when this week