The Zandvlei Protected Areas Advisory Committee (ZPAAC).
ZPAAC meeting of 17 June 2015 - Report by Sandra Fowkes.
Overview: The meeting was attended by the core group who had participated so loyally in ZEMF plus 3 new bodies. It felt a constructive and upbeat session with a big vision (and challenge) emerging for unlocking the value of the vlei/estuary through making it even more attractive for paddling and yachting. This could be a way to generate the attention and funding to improve how it is managed for conservation.
Present: Organisations represented were: PCC – paddlers; IYC – yachties; Cape Bird Club; Sea Cadets; ZVT.
Govt staff: City Biodiversity, Transport and Sustainability;
Apologies: Cape Piscatorial Association
Powerpoint presentations were given on “What is the PAAC?” “ZEMF and its legacy” and the “Peninsula Canoe Club and what it needs from Zandvlei”. Copies will be put on the ZVT website as will the minutes of meetings so that the operation of the ZPAAC will be transparent to anyone who makes the effort to go to the website. (once again Thankyou ZVT and Gavin Lawson)
Each non-government interest group gave a presentation on their organisation and their interest in ZENR.
The Constitution and Code of Conduct were accepted in principle with the intention to test them in the course of the coming meetings and to put forward to the City whatever amendments were thought necessary.
Damian Gibbs (IYC) was unanimously elected Chair and Mike Miller (PCC) Vice Chair.