See the latest Envirolink updates from Bill Dyck, the Regional Council Coordinator.

Envirolink Update - 11 June 2017 

New reports are available on this website (under Reports).

Advice Grant Funding

Advice grant funding has been fully allocated and a new funding round commences 1 July 2017. 

Tool Round

MBIE has received comments from external reviewers and all projects have been accepted and have gone through to contract stage. 

The tools projects for 2017 funding from 1 July are listed below:

  • Cost effective tools for monitoring urban waters
  • Interoperable modelling systems for integrated land and water management
  • Mobile technology to enhance public participation in weed surveillance
  • Improving Uptake of Decision Support System (DSS) Tools
  • Wetland Delineation: Soil Tool Development

Regional Council Revised RS&T Strategy 

The Regional Council RS&T Strategy has been revised and is now available in final form on this website. The strategy takes both a top-down and a bottom-up approach as it contains input from 9 Special Interest Group strategies. It has been invaluable in providing direction to the MBIE contestable funding round that closed mid March. It has also been used to provide input to the DoC/MfE Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap, to Biosecurity 2025, and to other MPI initiatives.


A Special Interest Group plenary session was held in Wellington on the 1st February 2017.

A SIG Science Strategy workshop is planned for Wellington on the 20-21 July 2017. The original June date needed to be shifted because of demands from Lion's fans for accommodation that week.

Last updated 29th February 2017.