The Council has a Mayor and 15 Councillors. They work through three main committees to make decisions about what the Council will do and how it will be funded.
Most committees hold monthly meetings, however some only meet as required. The Audit and Risk Committee meets quarterly. Additional meetings are scheduled when needed. These are called extraordinary meetings.
Meetings are generally held in public and the Council advertises the issues it will be considering. Non-confidential reports are available to the public. If confidential matters are considered at a meeting, the public may be excluded from the relevant part of the meeting.
Each standing committee is made up of a selection of the elected members. The Mayor is an ex-officio member of all standing committees and sub-committees.
The Council reviews its committee structure every three years, after each election. At the last review the Council established the following standing committees to monitor and assist in the effective discharge of specific responsibilities.
List of Council standing committees
- Finance and Performance Committee
- Planning and Policy Committee
- Community Development Committee
- Committee of Council
- Hearings Committee
- Sport and Recreation Committee
- Audit and Risk Committee
- CCNZ/Arts and Culture Fund Committee
- Manawatū District and Palmerston North City Joint Strategic Planning Committee
Enquiries about Council meetings
For all enquiries about Council and Committee meetings, please contact:
Governance & Support Division
Palmerston North City Council
Phone 06 356 8199
- Annual Meeting Calendar 2016 710KB pdf