About the Local Government Directive
The Council has a mandate to help support and promote economic growth in the region. While it is not the sole architect of our local business environment, the Council does play a major role in determining local policies, projects, infrastructure and initiatives that impact and help to contribute to the success of our city and region.
The Local Government Directive is intended as a starting point of a larger conversation around what The Chamber expects from the Council to help shape Christchurch as an example of a small, but innovative, resilient and courageous region that is focused on delivering a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable 21st century experience for its businesses and residents, comparable to other major cities around the world. It is also important that any decisions made about the city are done so with consideration given to its positioning within the wider Canterbury region.
At The Chamber we have always said that we believe the Council has a very real opportunity to show bold, innovative thinking and decisive leadership; the 2019 local election is their chance to do just that.