Council has 6 committees that have specific functions delegated to them by Council. The committee structure is reviewed at the start of each triennium. To find out more about the specific functions of a committee click on the name below.
Meetings are held in the Council Chamber unless otherwise advertised.
The Economic Development Committee provides strategic oversight and direction to economic development in the district.
To deliver sustainable long-term economic growth and increased employment, strategic oversight of the promotion of the district’s visitor attractions and tourism activities, and support initiatives aimed at increasing the population of the district.
This Committee will monitor overall financial management and the performance of the Council; and, act as a liaison point with the Council’s auditors in order to ensure robust financial audits and reviews of Wairoa District Council.
To provide strategic direction on Council’s ageing infrastructure, and the infrastructure climate change mitigation and adaptation programme of works. To provide strategic direction on Council’s procurement framework and related documentation and to finalise procurement for contracts under $100,000.
To consider all Liquor Licence applications and to decide whether to approve or not to approve applications. The Licencing Committee also hears appeals against decisions made by the Committee and also objections raised to licence applications. All Liquor licences in the Wairoa District are approved, renewed or declined by the committee.
The findings of an investigator (in relation to a Code of Conduct complaint referred to the Committee) and make recommendations to the Council as to whether or not a penalty or action should be imposed and if so the nature of that penalty or action.
Any matters relating to the Code of Conduct and/or the behaviour of elected members referred to it by the governing body for advice.
His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (except where there is a potential conflict of interest where the Mayor will stand aside and another elected member will be selected for the committee for that matter) (Chairperson)
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