What are Council Committees
Why do we need them?
As a Council we have to make important decisions about a broad range of services over a large geographical area. A committee structure is one of the most effective and efficient ways to ensure these decisions are made: publicly; fairly; and on the basis of good advice. Having committees allows the Council to divide some of its workload and delegate decision making in specific areas.
Looking for membership details regarding a specific committee? click here to take you to the full list.
If you're not sure which committee applies to your question, have a look at the summary list below:
|Our Committees Explained|
Hurunui has one community board - the Hanmer Springs Community Board. This is not strictly a Council committee but is a statutory body with elected members that operates under the umbrella of the Council, to represent the Hanmer Springs community. Where funded by the Hanmer Springs amenity rate, the community board is responsible for recreation reserves, ward beautification, stormwater, footpaths, street lighting, township maintenance and public halls.
- Hanmer Springs Community Board
Ward and Community Committees
These committees are made up of community representatives from a particular ward.
Their purpose is to: represent and act as an advocate for the interests of the community; consider and report on any matter referred to it by Council, and any issues of interest to the committee; make an annual submission to Council on expenditure; maintain an overview of services provided by Council within the community; communicate with community organisations and special interest groups in the community, and undertake any other responsibilities delegated by Council.
|- Amuri Community Committee|
- Cheviot Community Committee
- Glenmark Community Committee
|- Hurunui Community Committee|
- South Ward Committee
Standing Committees are responsible for the day-to-day work and decision-making needs of the council. They attend to specific areas of governance and are given delegations that would otherwise be held by the main council. Having Standing Committees divides some of the workload of the main council and allows them to attend to the decision making in specific areas.
|- Audit and Risk Committee|
- Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa Management Committee
- Operations Committee
|- Strategy and Policy Committee|
- Water Liaison Committee
We also have smaller committees (or sub-committees) that meet to cover other more specific topics, such as:
* regulatory matters
* youth matters
* value for money
These committees do not have a parent committee and report directly to Council when required. These committees may have delegations to aid in the decision-making process.
|- CEO Performance Review Committee|
- Code of Conduct Committee
- District Licensing Committee
|- Hurunui Tourism Board|
- Hurunui Youth Council
- Temporary Road Closures Subcommittee
Council is party to a number of joint committees with other local authorities. These committees are already established and only require Council to appoint its members.
|- Canterbury Regional Landfill Committee|
- Canterbury Regional Transport Committee
- Canterbury Waste Committee
- Civil Defence Emergency Management Group
|- Enterprise North Canterbury|
- Regional Water Management Committee
- Road Safety Committee
Funding and Awards Panels
The Council looks after a number of award and grant schemes that recognise special achievement or sponsor sporting and artistic endeavours.
|- Creative Communities NZ Fund Assessment Panel|
- Heritage and Environment Fund Panels
|- Secondary School Achievers Panel|
- Sport NZ Assessment Panel