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.

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.

Long Term Plan 2015-25

Part A: priorities, service and cost


  • Maori participation policy
  • Significance and engagement (summary)

Read the Long Term Plan 2015-25 Part A.

Long Term Plan 2015-25

Part B: funding and financial policies


  • Revenue and financing policy
  • Liability management and investment policy
  • Development or financial contributions policy
  • Policy on the remission and postponement of rates on Maori Freehold Land
  • Rates remission policy
  • Rates postponement policy

Read the Long Term Plan 2015-25 Part B.

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.

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.

Delegations Manual


The purpose of the Delegation Manual is to set out Environment Canterbury’s (the Council or Environment Canterbury) delegations given to officers in relation to certain administrative and financial matters and also the delegations made in relation of the Council's statutory duties, responsibilities and powers.

Read the Delegations Manual.