Focus on outcome

All activities and projects undertaken by the Committee have a relentless focus on outcome. In summary:

  • We are a member driven organisation

  • We will be inclusive with a wide range of members across civil society, business and academia

  • We will rely on our research to operate from a fact based platform

  • We will use a unique model of advocacy that takes a long-term, apolitical approach

  • We will be a think tank committed to sharing information that we believe will positively influence policy development for the entire region

  • We have a clear vision and are committed to bringing this into realisation

  • We aspire to playing a leadership role by focusing on issues that are critical to Canterbury’s future growth and development

  • We will work collaboratively with an influential group of members and stakeholders

  • We will be independent of government and business organisations

  • We will offer members the opportunity for participation and input

  • We will be thought leaders with a transparent agenda


The Attic Loft

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The Woodhouse

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The Country Annex

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The Woodhouse in Cherbruke was the perfect vacation home. The service is unparalleled. Thank you for making our experience spectacular!”


The Committees for Cities and Regions network

The Committee for Canterbury is now a member of the Committees for Cities and Regions Movement. Currently comprised of 15 committees in Australasia, including Melbourne, Perth, Ballarat, Geelong, Cairns, Sydney and Auckland.