LPC is mindful of its environmental role.
We work co-operatively with other users of the harbour area to ensure this valued local environment is well cared for. As well as complying with relevant environmental legislation, LPC works to proactively minimise and/or mitigate any negative environmental impact of our business.
Committed to minimising any adverse effects of our activities and facilities on the environment, the Company will:
- advocate environmentally sustainable principles in port operations
- avoid, remedy or mitigate adverse effects of its operations on the environment
- where appropriate, pro-actively consult with the community on environmental issues
- identify priorities for environmental improvement
- implement and maintain systems and procedures for continually improving environmental performance
- monitor, document and report on environmental performance to the Board, senior management and staff.
The Company’s Environmental Policy is a commitment to address all environmental issues in the Port such as noise and discharge of contaminants to air, land and water. The Resource Management Act 1991, provides the legal framework, together with statutory policy statements, plans and regulations prepared under the Act.
Lyttelton ‘Port Saddle’ Masterplan
LPC recently released the Lyttelton ‘Port Saddle’ Masterplan in partnership with the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, and is seeking community feedback on proposed ecological enhancement work.
The Lyttelton ‘Port Saddle’ Masterplan covers an area of 17 hectares of LPC-owned land, located above the eastern edge of Lyttelton township.
This land has been identified for community recreational use, ecological protection and enhancement of the indigenous flora and fauna, and the long-term protection of landscape values for the benefit of the current and future communities of the Lyttelton Harbour basin.
Improved access to the land from the Lyttelton township and enhancement of nature corridors with the adjacent Urumau and Department of Conservation reserves, will mean the community can enjoy, learn about, and contribute to thriving indigenous flora, bird, lizard, and invertebrate
Access to the site has been improved with new walking tracks, and staged ecological enhancement (weed clearing, planting appropriate natives) is now underway.
Community input and involvement is welcome. Please share your ideas and thoughts by contacting us. We look forward to hearing from you.
• Port Talk
If you want to have a chat, we are at Port Talk, on the corner of Oxford and London Streets, every Friday from 11am to 1pm.
• Other communications:
Please contact Environment Manager Kim Kellerher on (03) 328 7983 or email email@example.com