April update: Policy Forum

Held on 12 April 2019.

Key agenda items

  • Regional transport work on freight mode shift as part of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy. This included draft outcomes from a study into the cost opportunities for freight mode shift across the South Island.
  • The CWMS Fit for the Future project, including receiving a copy of the interim project report previously received by the Mayoral Forum and an overview of the draft goals for 2025 and 2030.
  • Re-visiting principles and processes for regional collaboration on advocacy and submissions on issues impacting on our region.
  • A report on the three regional training workshops on Thinking together … before we write, and a proposal for a train-the-trainers workshop later in 2019 on writing recommendations and peer review.
  • A report from the Natural Hazards regional working group – the first report to the Policy Forum from this working group, which previously reported to the Operations Forum.
  • Updates from Canterbury Planning Managers, the Climate Change working group, and the Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement working group.

The Canterbury Policy Forum meets quarterly and is chaired by Bill Bayfield (Environment Canterbury). Members are Toni Durham (Ashburton), James Thompson (CDEM), Brendan Anstiss (Christchurch), Katherine Trought (Environment Canterbury), Hamish Dobbie (Hurunui), Matt Hoggard (Kaikōura), Toni Morrison (Mackenzie), David Ward (Selwyn), Mark Low and Tracy Tierney (Timaru), Simon Markham and Geoff Meadows (Waimakariri), Carolyn Johns (Waimate), and Mike Searle (Waitaki).

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