News | 7 November 2019
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City Council portfolios announced

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has announced portfolios for his 15-strong Wellington City Council team.

Image of 2019 Councillors at the inauguration

“Each councillor will progress projects in their portfolio and be the spokesperson for that area,” Mayor Foster says.

“They will take a strategic and policy leadership role in their area. Each councillor will have to work in a collaborative manner with other portfolio leaders, and council officers, to achieve their objectives.”

Mayor Foster said he had consulted with each councillor before allocating them a portfolio which matched their experience and interests. “Many councillors will continue their good work in the portfolios they had in the previous triennium. The six new councillors have shown keenness to get on with the job in their areas.”

The Councillor portfolios are listed below:

  • Mayor Andy Foster - Transport and Urban Development - Spatial Plan and District Plan - Let’s Get Wellington Moving - New funding tools (Including central government funding)
  • Deputy Mayor Sarah Free - Governance Associate Transport - Let’s Get Wellington Moving (associate) - Walking - Cycling - Public Transport Infrastructure
  • Cr Iona Pannett - Associate Urban Development - District Plan (shared with Mayor Foster - Civic Square - CBD Apartments Resilience - Insurance - Weathertight buildings - Building Resilience - Heritage - Consenting - One stop shop - Place-making and Community-led planning (shared with Cr Rush)
  • Cr Sean Rush - Associate Urban Development - Place-making and Community-led Planning (Shared with Cr Pannett) - Urban Development Agency - Property - Alternative energy - Infrastructure (3 Waters)
  • Cr Diane Calvert - Economic Development
  • Cr Simon Woolf - Sport and Recreation
  • Cr Malcolm Sparrow - Associate Resilience - Community Resilience and Emergency Preparedness
  • Cr Nicola Young - Arts, Culture and Events - Associate Urban Development - Central city projects - Associate Economic Development - Civic and Global Partnerships
  • Cr Laurie Foon - Waste Minimisation - Associate Economic - Sustainable small business
  • Cr Jill Day - Māori Partnerships - Associate Community Well-being - Children - Play spaces and programmes
  • Cr Jenny Condie - Associate Transport - Parking - Roading - Safety - Traffic Resolutions
  • Cr Fleur Fitzsimons - Community Well-Being - Social Housing and Housing Partnerships - Libraries and Community Facilities - Community Services - Public Health
  • Cr Teri O’ Neill - Natural Environment - Parks, beaches and open spaces - Conservation attractions - Associate Community Well-Being - Homelessness
  • Cr Rebecca Matthews - Community Engagement - Consultation, information and engagement - Associate Community Well-Being - Living Wage - Disability
  • Cr Tamatha Paul  - Climate Change - Associate Community Well-Being - City Safety and Youth