June update: Mayoral Forum

The Mayoral Forum met at Te Whare Whakatere, Ashburton District Council, 2 Baring Square East, Ashburton on 31 May.

Significant agenda items are summarised on this page.

View the full agenda (PDF 14MB)

Presentation from Ross Copland, Chief Executive NZ Infrastructure Commission-Te Waihanga

Mr Copland highlighted the Commission’s key focus areas including input into the new government’s 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy which will address Infrastructure needs, local government ownership, asset lifespan, future drivers, wastewater treatment, implications of changing demographics, healthcare investment, rising construction costs. Leadership and capability, financing issues and funding tools.

Other agenda items included

  • The Canterbury Water Management Strategy and the future role of freshwater leadership in Canterbury, including the role of Canterbury Mayoral Forum
  • Water reform – options for future delivery models
  • An update on the Canterbury Climate Partnership Plan
  • A discussion on the development of a Canterbury Regional Energy Inventory
  • An update from the Regional Public Service Commissioner
  • A report from the Chief Executives Forum on the activities of the regional forums.

Regional Forum meetings

  • The Communications and Engagement Forum met on 14 June
  • The Policy and Economic Development Forums met on 17 June
  • The Corporate and Operations Forums met on 24 June.

Coming up

  • The Chief Executives Forum meets on 29 July
  • The Mayoral Forum meets on 30 August.

Photo credit: Naylor Love/Johannes van Kan.

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