November update: Mayoral Forum

The Mayoral Forum met on November 19 at Rydges Latimer. Significant agenda items are summarised on this page.

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Climate Change Risk Assessment final report

The completed Canterbury Climate Change Risk Assessment technical report was presented to the meeting, and members discussed revisions required and a strategy for public release, including a soft launch to community groups in December, followed by a full launch in early 2022.

Biodiversity Champions: shared regional approach

Representatives from the Canterbury Biodiversity Champions councillor group presented to the Forum on their shared regional approach and discussed the stocktake of biodiversity work across the region the group has been doing.

Meeting structure 2022

Members discussed the structure of meetings for next year.

Mayoral Forum Economic Development Group update

An update on the group’s inaugural meeting was provided.

Regional Economic Development Senior Official update

Paul Stocks joined the meeting to speak about his role at Regional Economic Development Senior Official (REDSO).

Three waters

Members discussed three waters reforms, including the recent announcement to mandate these reforms, and agreed to write to the Minister for Local Government noting the Forum’s disagreement with the mandate.

Other agenda items included

  • Ashburton Essential Freshwater paper
  • Canterbury Water Management Strategy update
  • Greater Christchurch Partnership update
  • Future for Local Government update
  • Resource management reform update
  • CREDS update
  • Climate Change Steering Group update
  • Chief Executives Forum report.

Coming up

  • The Policy Forum meets on 10 December
  • The Corporate and Operations Forums meet on 13 December
  • The Chief Executives Forum meets on 31 January
  • The Mayoral Forum meets on 19 February.

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