ECan Act Powers Extended to 2016
The Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill was tabled in Parliament today, 7 September. The Bill extends all of the substantive powers contained in the original ECan Act of 2010. The ECan Act 2010 was set to expire in 2013. The Canterbury region will therefore not have elections in 2013 for the Canterbury Regional councillors but instead the government appointed Commissioners will continue to govern.
Prepared by Maree Baker-Galloway