July update: Policy Forum

The COVID-19 lockdown meant the Policy Forum could not meet in April 2020, so the Forum gathered on 3 July 2020 for the first time since October 2019.

Key agenda items were:

  • a review of terms of reference for zone committees (Canterbury Water Management Strategy)
  • establishment of a short-life working group to support preparation of council Long-term plans for 2021–31 – made all the more challenging by the economic impact of COVID-19 and central government’s Three Waters reform programme
  • reviewing and confirming the Policy Forum’s work programme in this local government term
  • planning a regional workshop on design and use of report templates to support decision making
  • progressing a regional climate change risk assessment.

Coming up

  • The Corporate and Operations Forums next meet on 14 September 2020.
  • The Policy Forum next meets on 2 October 2020.

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