This new initiative is being piloted in the West Coast and Coromandel Zone harbour catchments. It will enable eligible landowners who permanently retire a stream, wetland or seep from grazing to have the retired area planted in appropriate native plants at no cost to them, subject to conditions and funding availability.
Clean Streams will, where possible, use community-based service providers to grow the plants and plant them. The council’s role is to confirm suitability of sites and audit all completed work for required weed control, fencing and planting standards.
- Funded: $1.998m by One Billion Trees, Te Uru Rākau, MPI
- Total project cost: $4.34m
- Project duration: 2 years
- New jobs expected over project life: 12-16 FTE