Our Vision

Our Vision is to facilitate sustainable development in the Canterbury region.

Te huawaere i te kauneke tauwhiro i Waitaha.

This means: 

  • Ensuring environmental sustainability
  • Enabling community aspirations to be met
  • Recognising and providing for cultural values
  • Supporting economic growth

As part of the Long-Term Plan 2018-28 process, Council has developed draft community outcomes and refined the strategic priorities.  

What do we do?

We are your regional council, working to manage the air, land and water so that it can be enjoyed by everybody. 

We work in partnership with the communities of Canterbury to promote the sustainable management of our resources. Sustainable management means that we use innovative, cost effective and technically excellent methods and ensure that our decision making is based on the highest quality information. 

By managing the environment sustainably, our region’s economic, social and cultural wellbeing can flourish.

That means you have: