The Equity and Inclusion Policy was adopted by the Council on 6 March 2024.

The Equity and Inclusion Policy describes our approach to enabling people from all communities and all areas of the city to have equitable access to our services. It recognises the Council’s responsibility to ensure that decision-making reflects its commitment to fostering equity and inclusion for all Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents.

The Council values the skills and strengths that all residents bring to our city and recognises that some of our residents may face disproportionate disadvantages in accessing Council services. The purpose of the policy is to ensure that equity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do.

The policy is intended to:

  • Inform Council decision-making and investment, including grant funding and procurement.
  • Apply an equity, access and inclusion lens over all Council services.