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Crown Commission

On 9 February 2021, a Crown Commission appointed by the Minister of Local Government took over all of the council’s governance responsibilities.

The information below relates to governance of the council prior to that date. The Commission is expected to be in place until the next local government elections in October 2022.

The Council is constituted under the Local Government Act 2002. The purpose of local government is stated in section 10(1) as:

  • to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, communities; and
  • to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of communities in the present and for the future.

The Local Governance Statement (required by the Local Government Act 2002) is the overarching document explaining the organisation and structure, key Acts and legislative requirements under which the Council operates.

Local Governance Statement

Council's Decision Making Framework brings together all the information and aspirations that Council and the community have for their city, and helps to guide decisions that Council makes for the city both now and into the future. This includes identification of the Council (Community) Outcomes as required by the Local Government Act 2002.

 Council's Decision Making Framework (257kb pdf)

Last Reviewed: 23/02/2021

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