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Committees of council

The committees of Gisborne District Council. Committees have authority to consider all matters coming within their scope as detailed in the terms of reference.
See the Delegations Manual.

Committees of council

Community Development and Services  |  Environmental Planning and Regulations  |  Finance & Audit  |  Hearings  |  Assets & Infrastructure  |  Regional Transport  |  Wastewater Management  |   Future Tairāwhiti  |  Civil Defence & Emergency Management


Council

Mayor Foon (chair), deputy chair Rehette Stoltz, and all councillors.
Quorum: half of the members when the number is even and a majority when the number is uneven.
Meeting every 6 weeks or as requested.

The Council is responsible for strategic leadership, through the creation of policies based on the legislative mandate.


Community Development and Services

Andy Cranston (chair), Meredith Akuhata-Brown, Bill Burdett, Shannon Dowsing, Amber Dunn, Karen Fenn, Larry Foster, Malcolm Maclean, Josh Wharehinga
Quorum: 5
Meets every 6 weeks.

The purpose is to provide the governance overview and monitoring of the Council’s programmes, assets and policies that have the community's social, cultural or economic interests as their primary focus. 


Environmental Planning and Regulations

Pat Seymour (Chair), Meredith Akuhata-Brown, Andy Cranston, Amber Dunn, Karen Fenn, Larry Foster, Malcolm Maclean, Rehette Stoltz, Josh Wharehinga
Quorum: 5

The purpose is to provide governance oversight of environmental policy, district planning and regulatory services. 


Finance & Audit

Brian Wilson (chair), Meredith Akuhata-Brown, Bill Burdett, Andy Cranston, Shannon Dowsing, Larry Foster, Malcolm Maclean, Pat Seymour, Rehette Stoltz, Graeme Thomson, Josh Wharehinga
Quorum: 6
Meets 6 weekly or as required.

The purpose is to ensure that the Council has a total assurance picture of its activities in order to allocate the right level of resources to manage the Council's overall risk. 


Hearings 

Pat Seymour (chair), Amber Dunn, Larry Foster, Malcolm Maclean, Rehette Stoltz, Josh Wharehinga, Meredith Akuhata-Brown
Quorum: Quorum is dependent on the number of elected members sitting on the hearings panel. Where the panel is reduced to 3 the quorum shall be 2.

The purpose is to provide timely decisions where Council has a statutory or quasi judicial making responsibility, and where decision-making by full Council or staff is not necessary or practical.


Assets & Infrastructure

Graeme Thomson (chair), Bill Burdett, Amber Dunn, Larry Foster, Malcolm Maclean, Pat Seymour, Rehette Stoltz, Brian Wilson
Quorum: 4
Meets every 6 weeks or as required.

The purpose is to provide governance overview of Council’s operational programmes, services, activities and projects to Council's infrastructural assets and utility services.


Regional Transport 

Bill Burdett (chair), Meredith Akuhata-Brown, Malcolm Maclean, Graeme Thomson 
Quorum: 3
Meet 4 times per year.

The purpose is to provide governance of regional transport issues for the district.


Wastewater Management 

Bill Burdett (chair), Shannon Dowsing, Amber Dunn, Larry Foster,  
Tangata whenua: Ronald Nepe, Pene Brown, LeRoy Pardoe, Tutekawa Wyllie
Quorum: 2 councillors and 2 tangata whenua

The establishment of the Wastewater Management Committee is a requirement of the conditions of the resource consents for the upgrade and discharge of Gisborne’s municipal wastewater. 


Future Tairāwhiti 

The Mayor and all councillors, Mayor (chair)

The purpose is to provide the governance oversight and direction that enables an integrated approach to council's major strategic plans, policies and projects.


Civil Defence & Emergency Management Group 

Full Council, Mayor (chair)
Quorum: half of the members when the number is even and a majority when the membership is uneven.
Meetings may take place on the same day as Council meetings.

The purpose is to ensure that appropriate emergency management as detailed in The Act is carried out within the Gisborne district. 

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