Your Council

Council meetings

At Council meetings elected councillors debate and decide on all sorts of issues that affect our city. Find out how the committees and meetings work.

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.

Committee structure

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.

 Committee Structure

List of Council standing committees 

Enquiries about Council meetings

For all enquiries about Council and Committee meetings, please contact:

Governance & Support Division
City Corporate
Palmerston North City Council

Phone 06 356 8199