The Environment Canterbury Commissioners were appointed under the "Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010" which was passed by Parliament on 1 April 2010.
The Commissioners are: Dame Margaret Bazley (Chair), Hon. David Caygill (Deputy Chair), David Bedford, Donald Couch, Tom Lambie, Professor Peter Skelton, Rex Williams. Biographies for the Commissioners can be found on the Beehive website
The Minister for the Environment has written to Dame Margaret Bazley setting out the outcomes and goals (PDF, 168 KB) for the Environment Canterbury Commissioners. It is the Commissioners responsibility to determine how best to achieve these outcomes and goals.
The Commissioners must also comply with the Terms of Reference of 22 April 2010
The legislation provides for new elections when Commissioners have completed their task but no later than the 2013 Local Government elections.
Last updated: 31 May 2010