Governance publications

Our governance documents outline the way we do things at Palmerston North City Council, and our legislative responsibilities.

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Council believes it is essential, in the interests of good management and effective administration, to delegate decision-making to the lowest competent level. This will achieve best use of the abilities of elected representatives and officers, minimise costs, promote the development of effective managers and minimise bureaucratic interference in the daily affairs of residents.

The Local Governance Statement describes the processes of local government in Palmerston North City.  The focus of the Statement is to provide residents with an explanation of the legislative framework of local government in New Zealand and specific information on how your Council makes decisions and how residents can engage with Palmerston North City Council. 

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