Environment Southland - Whakamana Te Waituna

Project duration: 5 years
Freshwater Improvement Fund contribution: $6,000,000

Establishing a buffer around Waituna Lagoon.
This project will allow water levels to be managed independently of the need to keep surrounding farm land drained. Contaminant reduction targets for the lagoon and its tributaries will also be established, farm plans developed to reduce the rate of sediment and nutrient losses originating from on-farm and off-farm activities, and the demonstration of in-situ technologies as examples of better practice.