Gisborne Farm Environment Plans

Gisborne Farm Environment Plans by 1 May 2021

Farm Environment Plans have fast become the tool of choice for councils to manage environmental risks on farm and therefore meet requirements for catchment water quality improvements and limits.

Farm Environment Plans are a key part of the Gisborne Freshwater Plan and have been used to permit activities that may be a risk to the environment and that would otherwise have needed a resource consent.

Under the Gisborne Freshwater plan, Farm Environment Plans are required for intensively farmed stock (cattle or deer grazed on irrigated land or contained for break-feeding of feed crops; dairy farming; or farming of more than 9 pigs per hectare of land), and in some instances, to allow for stock access to waterways, stock crossings, culverts and bridges as permitted activities (i.e. not requiring resource consent).

Farm environment plans are required by 1 May 2021 for existing activities and before the activity has commenced for new activities. Irricon can work with you to prepare your farm environment and have it certified by the Gisborne District Council.

To find out more phone: Lilian Sherman on 021 378 308 or Kerry Worsnop on 027 863 9002.


16 Hilton Highway
+64 3 308 8587
0800 irricon


159 Alford Forest Rd
+64 3 308 8587
0800 irricon

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