Our strategic direction

Strategic Direction | Te Aronga Rautaki

We can only be successful in achieving progress if we work closely with mana whenua, central and other local government agencies, businesses, industry sectors and community and volunteer groups to manage natural resources.

Our vision and purpose

Taking action together to shape a thriving and resilient Canterbury, now and for future generations | Toitū te marae o Tāne, toitū te marae o Tangaroa, toitū te iwi.

Our long-term aspirations / Ō Mātou Wawata Pae Tawhiti describe what outcomes the Council wants for the community.

Strategic priorities / Ō Mātou Rautaki Whakaarotau are what the Council wants to focus on over the next ten years to contribute to the long-term vision and aspirations.

Guiding principles are how the Council and staff will work to support the vision.

Learn about the values that underpin the way we work towards our desired outcomes and our portfolios and how we make decisions.

Our guiding principles / Ngā Mātāpono Ārahi

  • Committed to an enduring Te Tiriti partnership with Ngāi Tahu.
  • Listen to and working with communities, enabling participation and transparency.
  • Manage resources wisely, applying financial prudence.
  • Display confident and caring democratic leadership.
  • Working collaboratively with partners.
  • Enable future-focused, evidence-based decision making, using knowledge, science, data and mātauranga Māori.
  • Enable innovation and create an adaptive organisation that responds to change.

We will effectively deliver through focusing on these core services:

  • Environmental Regulation and Protection
  • Community Preparedness and Response to Hazards
  • Public Transport