The work that Regional Councils do is set out under several pieces of legislation. These include the Local Government Act 2002, the Resource Management Act 1991, and the Biosecurity Act 1993.
Every year councils go through an annual planning process to set out what they plan to do in the next 12 months, to meet the requirements of these pieces of legislation. Every third year this planning takes a long term approach – setting out a work programme for the next 10 years.
At various times the community can feed into these planning processes, and this feedback is then considered by elected members (councillors). You can keep up to date with our work on our website, or by speaking to your constituency Councillors about it. You can find our Councillor contact details here.