Councils of the region
Councils fully in the region:
- Canterbury Regional Council (branded ECan)
- Ashburton District Council
- Christchurch City Council
- Hurunui District Council
- Kaikoura District Council
- Mackenzie District Council
- Selwyn District Council
- Timaru District Council
- Waimakariri District Council
- Waimate District Council
Councils partly in the region:
- Waitaki District Council (see Otago Region for details)
All councils are required to review their representation arrangements (number of councillors, how they are elected etc.) at least every six years.
The following councils reviewed their representation arrangements prior to the 2019 local authority elections: ECan, Ashburton District Council, Hurunui District Council, Kaikoura District Council, Timaru District Council and Waimate District Council.
As a result of appeals/objections/ referral of proposals not complying with fair representation requirements, the Local Government Commission was required to make determinations on the following councils’ final proposals:
The following councils reviewed their representation arrangements prior to the 2016 local authorities: Christchurch City Council, Mackenzie District Council, Selwyn District Council and Waimakariri District Council.
As a result of appeals/objections/referral of proposals not complying with fair representation requirements, the Local Government Commission was required to make determinations on the following councils’ final proposals:
These three councils, along with Mackenzie District Council, are required to undertake reviews of their representation arrangements prior to the 2022 local authority elections.
Local government reorganisation
The Local Government Commission is currently not considering any reorganisation initiatives or investigation requests relating to the region.
Read more information about each council through the following links: