Best Use of Crown Assets: Biosecurity Programme for Crown Land
In this section...
- Statement of Intent Homepage 2009/2012
- Minister's foreword
- Introduction from the Chief Executive
- Nature & scope of functions
- Strategic context
- Strategic framework
- Operating intentions
- Managing in a changeable operating environment
- Cost effectiveness
- Assessing organisational health & capability
- Capital intentions
What will we do & why is this important?
The Crown is a major land owner within New Zealand. The impact of weeds and pests on Crown land inhibits the economic returns achievable and use of our rivers and lakes. Effective programmes can only be undertaken in partnership with our neighbours and territorial authorities. We will work with our neighbouring land owners and key stakeholders to improve the effectiveness of biosecurity programmes on Crown land under our administration. This will include:
- improving the LINZ Property Management Information system to ensure biosecurity activities (including the work undertaken and results) are recorded and maintained for use in the ongoing property management programme, and
- greater collaboration with other affected parties (for example, neighbouring landowners, leaseholders, regional councils, Department of Conservation and iwi) to improve the effectiveness of biosecurity programmes on Crown land.
What impact will this initiative have?
By having an improved biosecurity programme, LINZ will:
- enhance the public recreational use of lakes through the control of water-based weeds such as lagarosiphon and hornwort
- enhance the economic use of land through the control of weeds and pests such as gorse, wilding pines and rabbits
- reduce the threat of weeds and pests spreading to and from neighbouring land, and
- foster a collaborative approach to weed and pest management.