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Notes from June 2017 Healthy Greater ChCh Interim Group meeting

Wednesday, July 05, 2017   Posted in: Healthy Christchurch Notices By: Administrator With tags: planning, meeting, Hui

The Healthy Greater Christchurch Interim Group had its second meeting in June 2017.

Here are the key points from the second meeting:

  • The Committee agreed on four general areas of a work plan to organise the group’s actions:
    1. Information conduit.
    2. Supporting community signatory work.
    3. Greater Christchurch Partnership Resilience Plan implementation support.
    4. Other projects.
  • The group considered one aspect of the workplan and identified areas of commonality.
  • Engagement with community/signatories is a priority.

Organisations involved in the Interim Group

Healthy Christchurch Logo.The Interim Group is made up of participants similar to those who participated on the Advisory Group. Participants may change as the Interim Group becomes clearer about what it needs to do. Current participating organisations include:

  • Christchurch City Council: Helen Beaumont
  • Community and Public Health: Sandy Brinsdon and Sara Epperson
  • Environment Canterbury: Vanessa Scott
  • Greater Christchurch Partnership: Keith Tallentire
  • Mana Whenua ki Waitaha: Wendy Dallas-Katoa
  • Ministry of Social Development: Shane Carter
  • NGO signatories: Sharon Torstonson (from SEWN)
  • Selwyn District Council: Lisa Larkin
  • Waimakariri District Council: Tessa Sturley

Thanks also to Claire Bryant, Rex Gibson, Gail McLauchlan and Marie Ward for participating in this meeting.

Why an Interim Group was formed

The Greater Christchurch Partnership identified Healthy Christchurch as a lead for the ‘Health and Communities’ stream of the Urban Development Strategy, along with the Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils. This means we have an opportunity to formally strengthen and expand the Healthy Christchurch network and enhance its regional relevance.

The Interim Group will formalise a decision about whether to expand the network or not. The group will also be tasked with:

  • developing a Terms of Reference for the next Advisory Group;
  • developing a high-level work programme; and
  • continuing to engage with signatories throughout its processes.

An expanded Healthy Christchurch network would operate like the existing one, so would still lead new projects, be a vehicle for communication and consultation with communities, and provide a mechanism to be a voice at decision making tables around the region.

Find out more about the Greater Christchurch Partnership.

Find out more about the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy.

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