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Manawatū District and Palmerston North City joint strategic planning committee

Chairperson

Mayor Grant Smith (Palmerston North City) or Mayor Helen Worboys (Manawatū District)

Deputy chairperson

Mayor Grant Smith (Palmerston North City) or Mayor Helen Worboys (Manawatū District)

Palmerston North City Council members

  • Jim Jefferies
  • Leonie Hapeta
  • Susan Baty
  • Tangi Utikere

Manawatū District Council members

To be confirmed

Constitution

Ten members:

  • Mayor of Manawatū District and four MDC appointees
  • Mayor of Palmerston North City and four PNCC appointees

Meeting frequency

Meets as required

Committee's areas of responsibility

  • To address strategic planning issues that impact on both the Palmerston North City and the Manawatu District Councils – in particular issues relating to but not restricted to infrastructure, land use planning and economic development
  • To consider community planning and community outcomes implications 
  • Quarterly reporting of the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA)
  • Regional growth study and plan – Accelerate 25
  • Regional roading
  • Shared services