ECan governance document delayed

Last updated 09:54 28/06/2014

Relevant offers

A document outlining options for the future governance of Environment Canterbury will not be available until after the general election.

Options for how the regional council will operate when the current commissioners finish in 2016 were supposed to be released this month.

This week, Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Environment Minister Amy Adams said they were still talking with stakeholders and the document would not be released until October or November.

"Given the close proximity of the general election, any decisions would be made by the next government, so it is appropriate to let the final scope of the document be determined post-election by the incoming government," the ministers said.

In 2010 the elected ECan councillors were sacked after water management issues, including a failure to get resource consents done within the statutory time limit, sparked by a critical letter from the Canterbury Mayoral Forum.

Commissioners were appointed led by Dame Margaret Bazley and had their timeframe extended to 2016.

The ministers said they began the review in March and have so far focused on discussion with the mayoral forum and commissioners.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

police notebook
Man arrested for assault

Police arrested a Timaru man, 27, after a fight on Stafford St yesterday.

Special offers
Opinion poll

Do you approve of the decision to issue district and regional rates on one account?

Absolutely ... why were they issued separately in the first place?

No, it might confuse some people.

Vote Result

Related story: One rates account cuts costs for ratepayers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Email or call (03) 687 1383
Website ideas: Email or tweet us
Book an ad: Email or call (03) 687-1337
Place a classfied ad: Email
  or call (03) 687-1395

Subscribe: Email
  or call (03) 687 1392 or 0800 100 129

No paper click here
Stop or start your paper click here
Buy a photo
View or sign up for the Digital Edition
Discover how to use Newspapers in Education
Make timaruherald.co.nz your homepage

Family Notices
POINTER death notices

Death notices

View obituaries from around the region.

POINTER celebrations

Celebrations

View marriage and birth notices from around the region

Community links
Pointer: Job seekers

Wanted: Job seekers

Search here for a job.

Follow us
Pointer: Timaru Herald Social icons