The Christchurch City Council’s Governance statement explains how the Council works and how we involve the public in decision-making.

The aim is to promote local democracy by making sure that everyone understands how their Council operates and how they can have their say.

Local governance statement

The Council is required to prepare a governance statement after each triennial election and make it available to the public.

It includes information on:

  • Council functions, responsibilities and activities.
  • How community board members and councillors are elected.
  • The roles and conduct of those elected members.
  • Governance structures and processes.
  • Public access to people and the organisation.
  • Key planning and policy documents.

Governance Statement 2022 to 2025 [PDF, 2 MB].


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