July 2019 update: Policy Forum

Held on 5 July 2019.

Key agenda items

  • Upcoming issues and proposals from central government, and how they might impact Canterbury councils.
  • SOLGM’s community wellbeing indicators framework and data service, and it’s potential for providing information on community well-being to councils.
  • The CREDS value-added production project (food, fibre and agritech), one of the key workstreams of the CREDS, and how councils can engage with the work.
  • Endorsing a draft regional submission on the Zero Carbon Bill to the Environment Select Committee, for consideration and approval by the Mayoral Forum.
  • The CWMS and outcomes from the Fit for the Future project.
  • An update on the train-the-trainers workshop planned for August–September 2019 on writing recommendations that work and effective peer review.
  • Updates from Canterbury Planning Managers, the Climate Change working group, the Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement working group, and the Natural Hazards working group.

The Canterbury Policy Forum meets quarterly and is chaired by Bill Bayfield (Environment Canterbury). Members: Toni Durham (Ashburton), James Thompson (CDEM), Brendan Anstiss (Christchurch), Katherine Trought (Environment Canterbury), Hamish Dobbie (Hurunui), Matt Hoggard (Kaikōura), Katherine Hill (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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