Council Committees and Meetings 2010-13
Council has four standing committees and a number of subcommittees, advisory panels and working groups which assist us to set policy and guide it in the fulfilment of its responsibilities. In addition, Council representatives are also appointed to joint committees with outside organisations and advisory groups.
The Council and standing committees meet every six weeks. Each standing committee meets three weeks prior to the full Council meeting. Meetings are publicly notified and all meeting agendas and minutes are accessible online. View Agendas & Minutes.
The dates and times for all meetings are advertised in community newspapers, on the Hamilton City Council Facebook page and also on online. View the Meeting Calendar.
All Council and committee meetings are open to the public unless there is a reason to consider some item/s in ‘public excluded’. This means that these items are confidential and members of the public will be asked to leave the room until discussion on the item/s is finished. If you wish to speak at a meeting, you must make prior arrangements with Council. View the public forum information below or contact Democratic Support Services.
Full Council meetings are streamed live from the Chambers web cam. Video's of previous meetings are also available online. View Live Streamed Council Meetings.
A period of up to 30 minutes will be set aside for a public forum at the commencement of each Council or committee meeting (including extraordinary) which are open to the public. Each speaker during the public forum section of a meeting may speak for three minutes or longer at the discretion of Her Worship the Mayor or relevant Chairperson.
If you wish to participate in the public forum, please contact Democratic Support Services.
Council exists to enable democratic local decision-making by and on behalf of communities and the promotion of the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Hamilton communities, both present and future. This includes setting Hamilton's long-term direction and ensuring that Council acts in the best interests of the community.
For more information about the roles, responsibilities and profiles of elected members refer to the:
Operations & Activity Performance Committee
This committee focuses on key Council activities and services within the operational arm of the Council. View role, scope and members information
Strategy & Policy Committee
This committee focuses on strategies, policy and planning frameworks for approval by Council. View role, scope and members information.
Finance & Monitoring Committee
This committee monitors Council's financial performance against the annual plan and long-term plan (including the monitoring of non-financial performance indicators). This committee also monitors and approves contracts. View role, scope and members information.
Statutory Management Committee
This committee considers applications concerning statutory matters; for example resource consents, liquor licensing and animal control matters. This committee meets as and when required to meet statutory time frames. View role, scope and members information.
Audit and Risk Committee
This committee monitors the Council's external and internal audit process. View role, scope and members information.
- Event Sponsorship Subcommittee
- Civic Subcommittee
- Chief Executive’s Recruitment Panel
- Chief Executive’s Performance Assessment Panel
Working Groups include:
- Sustainability Working Group
- Young People Project Working Group
Council Controlled Organisations
- Local Authority Shared Services Limited (LASS)
View the Council Controlled Organisations page for more information
Note: Council Controlled Organisations are described in the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA 2002) as any organisation in which one or more local authorities control 50 per cent or more of the voting rights or appoint 50 per cent or more of the directors.
External Organisations & Advisory/Internal Working Groups
- Frankton Community Liaison
- Hamilton Riverview Hotel Limited
- Innovation Waikato Limited (Shareholder Representation)
- Katolyst Group
- SODA Limited
- Vibrant Hamilton Trust Incorporated
Joint Organisations and Advisory Groups
- Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (Regional)
- Waikato Valley Emergency Operations Area Emergency Management Committee
- Environment Waikato – Middle Waikato Sub-Committee (Project Watershed)
- Waikato Regional Transport Committee
- Waikato Regional Public Transport Committee
- Hamilton Central Business Association - Business Improvement District
- Joint Future Proof Implementation Committee
- Lake Rotokauri Advisory Group
- University of Waikato Animal Ethics Committee
- Local Government Association Zone 2 Representatives
- Waikato River Joint Management Group
- Council of Elders
- Youth Council