Find out more about Environment Canterbury Council policies and their role in helping us achieve our goals.
Long-Term Plan 2018-28
- Revenue and Financing Policy - (PDF File, 964.95KB)
- Fees and Charges Policy - (PDF File, 3.43MB) revised September 2020, see below
- Liability Management and Investment Policy - (PDF File, 244.56KB)
- Development of Financial Contributions Policy - (PDF File, 146.22KB)
- Policy on the Remissions and Postponement of Rates on Māori Freehold Land - (PDF File, 151.24KB)
- Rates Remission Policy - (PDF File, 176.85KB)
- Rates Postponement Policy - (PDF File, 150.13KB)
- Māori Participation Policy - (PDF File, 327.27KB)
- Significance and Engagement Policy - (PDF File, 410.64KB)
Fees and Charges Policy
Describes fees and charges set under section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991, section 150 of the Local Government Act 2002, section 243 of the Building Act 2004 or Navigation Safety Bylaws. It forms part of Environment Canterbury's Funding and Financial Policies.
Section 34A of the RMA 1991 allows Council to delegate functions to Hearing Commissioners appointed by the Canterbury Regional Council.
Read the Hearings Policy (PDF File, 62.55KB).
Members' Code of Conduct
This code of conduct provides guidance on the standards of behaviour that is expected from the Chair and Members of Council.
Significance and Engagement Policy
The Significance and Engagement Policy aims to enable a flexible but focused approach to engagement.
This document sets out standing orders for the conduct of proceedings at meetings of Environment Canterbury.
Read the Standing Orders (PDF File, 497.85KB).
The purpose of this policy document is to:
- Outline Environment Canterbury’s approach to enforcement activities within the wider Canterbury strategic approach
- Inform the general community as to the Council’s approach to dealing with non-compliance
- Provide guidelines for Environment Canterbury staff on the delivery of enforcement functions
- Ensure a consistent and integrated approach to enforcement in Canterbury
Local Governance Statement
Environment Canterbury’s Local Governance Statement is prepared under Section 40 of the Local
Government Act 2002.
A local authority must prepare a Local Governance Statement within six months after each triennial
general election of members of the local authority and make the Governance Statement publicly
A local authority must update its governance statement as it considers appropriate.
This Statement helps support the purpose of local government by providing information on:
- Processes through which the council engages with its community
- Outlines on how it makes decisions
- How the public can influence those processes