Environmental Reference Group

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This is the primary forum for advice to the Council during the developmental stages for water, energy, waste, biodiversity, urban design and transport management, in the context of Council’s roles and priorities.

The group is not the sole representative of the community's views, but provides balanced advice on direction and topical issues. Up to 15 members can sit on the Environmental Reference Group at any one time. In addition, our two Treaty partners (Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and Te Rūnanga o Ngati Toa Rangatira Incorporated), are invited to attend and represent their views.

Terms of Reference (77KB PDF) | Text version (16KB Doc)



  • Mike Britton
  • Lyn Cadenhead
  • Kena Duignan
  • Mark Fenwick (Chair)
  • Shenagh Gleisner
  • Mark Higham
  • Hamish McGillivray
  • Martin Payne
  • Chris Paulin
  • Graeme Sawyer
  • Paula Warren
  • Chris Watson

Wellington City Council representatives:

  • Peter Gilberd
  • Iona Pannett

Representatives from:

  • Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngati Toa Rangatira Incorporated
  • Wellington City Youth Council

Annual reports

These annual reports give information on the Environmental Reference Group's work and achievements and how they've addressed issues:

2013 Environmental Reference Group Annual Report (47KB PDF)

2012 Environmental Reference Group Annual Report (130KB PDF)

2011 Environmental Reference Group Annual Report (92KB PDF)

More information

Contact Carline Thomas, Governance Advisor

Phone 027 803 0179
Email carline.thomas@wcc.govt.nz