‘Northland | Forward Together’ is the collective work programme for all four Northland councils to work together to deliver better outcomes for Northland and its people.
The Northland Chief Executives’ Forum and the Northland Mayoral Forum retain oversight of the programme. However, all the elected members of the four Northland councils meet three times a year to be kept up to date with progress and abreast of new developments.
The four priority projects identified for 2021 are; Four Waters, Regional Economic Development, Climate Change and Waste Management with one council identified to champion each workstream.
Highlights to date
Successes to date include collaborative local body election campaigns, establishment of the Northland Transport Alliance, civil defence shared services, Northland One Voice Collaboration, a joint contact centre, joint procurement/contracts, LIDAR capture for all of Northland, shared GIS services and active recreation/sports facilities.
The foundation document for the Northland | Forward Together work programme (2015) is available below: