Local Governance Statement 2022-2025

The Local Governance Statement provides information about how Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Wellington City Council makes decisions and engages with the residents of Wellington City (Pōneke).

The Council (te Kaunihera) is required to produce such a statement under section 40 of the Local Government Act 2002, and must update it within six months following each triennial election. Te Kaunihera may also update this Local Governance Statement at any other time.

Accordingly, the Local Governance Statement provides the public with information under the following broad categories:

  • Functions, responsibilities, and activities of te Kaunihera.
  • Governance structure and processes.
  • The way elected members make decisions.
  • The way elected members relate to each other and to the management of te Kaunihera.
  • Electoral arrangements.
  • Public access to key individuals and official information.
  • Key policies of the local authority.
  • Local legislation effecting te Kaunihera.

The governance statement will be updated from time to time to ensure it is accurate and up to date.

Local Governance Statement 2022-2025 text version (115KB RTF)

Contents

  • Functions, responsibilities, and activities of Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Wellington City Council
  • Contacting Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Wellington City Council
  • Your Kaunihera
  • Members’ roles and conduct
  • Governance structure
  • Māori partnerships
  • Meeting procedures
  • Management structure and the relations between management and elected members
  • The electoral system and the opportunity to change that system
  • Representation arrangements
  • Key approved planning and policy documents and the process for their development and review
  • Consultation policies
  • Local legislation conferring powers on Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Wellington CityCouncil
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Requests for official information and personal information
  • Appendix One: Local legislation conferring powers on Wellington City Council.