Committees

Committees are the workhorses of our council, where councillors, staff, advisors and you work together to identify the best course of action and make it happen.

Committee structure for the new 2019 Council

If you have a great idea, a concern or some expertise to share, a committee is where you should do that. You’re welcome to attend any of our committee meetings.

Contact Democratic Services on phone (04) 237 5089 or email meetings@poriruacity.govt.nz to let us know you're coming and if you wish to have speaking rights.

Council & committee membership and terms of reference

Chairperson: Mayor Anita Baker

Deputy Chairperson: Councillor Izzy Ford (Deputy Mayor)

Members: The Mayor and all Councillors.  Taku Parai, Council Kaumātua (Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira) - Non-voting member.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Purpose: To carry out leadership, vision, strategic priorities and the outcomes sought for the Porirua City. The Council has the authority to delegate a range of decision-making powers to its subordinate committees and provides the Chief Executive with a range of delegations to enable it to operate on a day to day basis.

Chairperson: An external party to be confirmed

Deputy Chairperson: Councillor Josh Trlin

Membership: Mayor Baker, Councillors  Izzy Ford, Euon Murrell, Mike Duncan and Graeme Mitchell (external member)

Meeting Frequency: Quarterly

Purpose: To assist the Council by ensuring there are robust internal controls for financial and non-financial assets, and that there are appropriate arrangements for internal and external reporting and accountability, risk management, internal and external audit functions and compliance with statutory processes, standards and best practice.

Chairperson: Councillor Euon Murrell

Deputy Chairperson: Mayor Anita Baker

Membership: Councillors Izzy Ford, Kylie Wihapi, Ross Leggett, Nathan Waddle; Taku Parai, Council Kaumātua (Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira)

Meeting Frequency: Three times per annum, or as required

Purpose: To manage the Council’s working relationship with the Chief Executive as required under the Local Government Act 2002.

Chairperson: Councillor Ross Leggett

Deputy Chairperson: Councillor Izzy Ford

Membership: The Mayor and all Councillors, Taku Parai, Council Kaumātua (Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira)

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Purpose: To ensure the implementation of the Council’s strategic direction and framework as set out in the Long-term Plan and Annual Plan through sound decision-making, strategy, policy, planning, service delivery and operations.

Chairperson: Councillor Faafoi Seiuli

Deputy Chairperson: Councillor Nathan Waddle

Membership: Councillors Moze Galo, Kylie Wihapi and Geoff Hayward.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Purpose: To manage awards and approve funding for grants and events.

Chairperson: Tbc

Deputy Chairperson: Tbc

Membership: Tbc

Meeting Frequency: As required

Purpose: The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act) requires the Council to appoint 1 or more District Licensing Committees to deal with licensing matters (Section 186).   The Porirua Licensing Committee is appointed to administer the Council’s alcohol licensing framework as determined by the Act and the Council’s Local Alcohol Policy (101KB pdf).

Joint committees with Wellington City Council and/or Greater Wellington Regional Council:

We also appoint councillors to represent Porirua City on outside organisations or groups, as well as on joint committees with other councils in the region.

Chairperson: Tbc

Deputy Chairperson: Tbc

Membership:  Tbc

Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year

Purpose: The purpose of the Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Joint Committee (Harbour Committee) is to oversee the development, monitoring, review and implementation of the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan 2012 (Harbour Strategy).

Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee

Chairperson: Tbc

Deputy Chairperson: Tbc

Membership: Councillors Euon Murrell, Mike Duncan; Geoff Hayward (Porirua City Council). Wellington City Council members will be appointed at a later date. 

Meeting Frequency: Quarterly

Purpose: To provide governance for the joint services entered into by the Porirua and Wellington City Councils through the joint venture agreements for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Spicer Valley Landfill and the associated land.

Terms of reference

The make-up of our committees is reviewed after each local body election and the terms of reference are decided. You can download and print the full Terms of Reference from the link below.

Wellington Regional Triennial Agreement 2016-19 

We have an agreement to work with the other councils in the Greater Wellington region.  This agreement is renewed every three years after local body elections.