Council policies

Find out more about Environment Canterbury Council policies and their role in helping us achieve our goals.

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 Revenue and Financing Policy.

Read the Fees and Charges Policy (PDF File, 3.43MB).

Hearings Policy


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.

Read the Members' Code of Conduct (PDF File, 153.16KB).

Privacy Information

Our privacy policy for the Environment Canterbury website is: We will not collect personal information about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Read more about our Privacy Policy.

Significance and Engagement Policy


The Significance and Engagement Policy aims to enable a flexible but focused approach to engagement.

Read the Significance and Engagement Policy (PDF File, 410.64KB).

Standing Orders


This document sets out standing orders for the conduct of proceedings at meetings of Environment Canterbury.

Read the Standing Orders (PDF File, 497.85KB).

Enforcement Policy

June 2019

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

Read the Enforcement Policy (PDF File, 283.89KB)