A collaborative agency approach is fundamental to the success of this work programme.
A significant partner for Council in this work is Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Papatipu Rūnanga, given the intrinsic values that Māori holds with whenua, wai and the environment.
In recognition of this partnership, two rūnanga representatives have been appointed to the Coastal Hazards Working Group.
In addition, all critical aspects of the work programme to date have had input from Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd on behalf of Ngāi Tahu.
Alignment with coastal environment planning work led by Environment Canterbury is also critical and two representatives of Environment Canterbury have joined the Coastal Hazards Working Group.
Environment Canterbury has also provided significant staff input to support the development of the work programme to date.
Council is also working closely with the University of Canterbury who are supporting the development of a risk and vulnerability assessment.