Citrus inquiry draws few riverland submissions – in both the form of a single paper and the following four – and has a significant number of supporters including the Australian Conservation Foundation.
In October 2012, DaitAAR published its interim report on the riverbank restoration.
Under the plan, the project would connect six separate sections and use about 400 hectares – with six smaller sections that would be opened up for agricultural production and grazing.
It would also establish two large irrigation projects, both located directly between the proposed riverbanks.
Two major sections of the proposed riverbank restoration, known as "Barry Brook", are open at this time.
The first, Barry Brook II (BCI), is part of a major project at the western end of the project. This section, which is the second largest in the project, is part of a development that will eventually include a $20 million hydroelectric project that also covers the river.
BCI, also known as Barry Brook II/Mountain Brook I, is the second section. The project is located at the northwestern end of the project and is a continuation of the previous area proposed for that project. It is also a continuation of another project that is under way, BCI II.
BCI II, BCI III and BCI IV are currently located on the boundary line.
The third section, BCI V, is블랙 잭 located on the boundary line adjacent to the BCL. Its purpose was to join the existing riverbank with what was previously known as Acland's Creek. The section was renamed Lake Manawatu, and a new dam on that dam has been built.
BCI V has a large section of private land between the Acland's Creek and the proposed riverbank that is currently owned by the state government – which will be sold by the state government to help cover the costs of the project.
BCI V comprises:
1.5 hectares of public land at Acland's Creek
7.1 hectares of privately owned land adjoining Acland's Creek
0.45 hectares of private land in the adjacent area between the Acland's Creek and the proposed riverbank. The new public development has been designed to enhance river access to the lake.
This section is approximately 50 hectares in area, and includes approximately 15