Council and Committee structure
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Chairperson: Mayor Anita Baker
Deputy Chairperson: Councillor Kylie Wihapi (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: Warren Allen
Deputy Chairperson: Councillor Nathan Waddle
Membership: Mayor Baker, Councillors Mike Duncan, Kathleen Filo, Tracy Johnson, Ross Leggett, Josh Trlin, and, Felicity Caird (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 Mike Duncan
Deputy Chairperson: Mayor Anita Baker
Membership: Councillors Izzy Ford, Kylie Wihapi, Ross Leggett, Nathan Waddle, Tracy Johnson; Taku Parai, Council Kaumātua (Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira)
Meeting Frequency: Two 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.
Heamana Tuatahi: Ross Leggett
Heamana Tuarua: Josh Trlin
Membership: The Mayor and all Councillors, Taku Parai, Council Kaumātua (Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira)
Meeting Frequency: Twice per month
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: Cr Kylie Wihapi
Deputy Chairperson: Cr Mike Duncan
Membership: Crs Wihapi and Duncan, and list members: Rachel Palu, Nicole Maloney, Saar Conen Rohen, Kevin Watson, Sandy Gill.
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).
We have appoint Councillors to Joint Committees around the region.
We administer the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Landfill Joint Committee | Komiti Ngātahi Mīhini Whakapai Waipara me te Ruapara.
Chairperson: Councillor Geoff Hayward
Membership: Councillors Mike Duncan; Kathleen Filo, Geoff Hayward (Porirua City Council), Pouiwi Liz Kelly (Wellington City Council), and Rachel Allan (Tawa Community Board, Alternate member for Wellington City Council).
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.
This Joint Committee is administered by Wellington City Council.
Council has appointed Councillor Geoff Hayward to this Committee, with Councillor Mike Duncan as alternate.
For more information on this Committee, please see the Wellington City Council website.
This Committee is administered by Greater Wellington.
Council has appointed Mayor Anita Baker to this Committee, with Councillor Kylie Wihapi as alternate.
For more information on this Committee, please see the Greater Wellington website.
The make-up of our committees is reviewed after each local body election and the terms of reference are decided. The Terms of Reference and Delegations set out the powers and delegations of Council, its committees, and Council staff.