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Investigation of the performance of Environment Canterbury under the Resource Management Act & Local Government Act

Publication date:  February 2010
Publication reference number:  CR 84

During the 2007/08 financial year, Environment Canterbury processed 29 per cent of resource consents within the statutory timeframes. The Minister for the Environment made the decision to investigate under section 24A of the Resource Management Act. In addition to this investigation Minister Hide made the decision to carry out a non-statutory assessment under the Local Government Act to look at ECan’s governance and policy functions. This performance review of Environment Canterbury was carried out by Wyatt Creech, Martin Jenkins, Greg Hill and Morrison Low. This report presents the findings of the review.