Council & City

Councillor portfolios

Portfolios aim to enable more effective sector engagement between the Council and the community. On this page you'll find a list of our Council portfolios and their scope, the Councillors responsible for them, and the committees they report to.

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Climate change

Scope

  • Environmental sector group relationships
  • Natural and open spaces

Members

Reporting committee

Environmental Sustainability

Education and students

Scope

  • Domestic and international education
  • Massey University and other tertiary institute relationships
  • School sector
  • Student city programme
  • Workforce and employment

Members

Reporting committee

Economic Development

Housing

Scope

  • Social and public housing development community relationship
  • Palmerston North city housing steering group

Members

Reporting committee

Economic Development

Inner city / central business district

Scope

  • Retail
  • Business Improvement District
  • Workforce and employment
  • CBD streetscape improvements
  • Central city events

Members

Reporting committee

Economic Development

Neighbourhoods, villages and rural

Scope

  • City neighbourhoods: Awapuni, Highbury, Kelvin Grove, Milson, Roslyn and other community centres
  • Villages of Ashhurst, Bunnythorpe, Linton, Longburn as well as surrounding rural communities
  • Land transport

Members

Reporting committee

Community Development

People and community

Scope

  • Senior and older persons
  • Youth
  • Multicultural
  • Children and families

Members

Reporting committee

Community Development

Safe City

Scope

  • Safety Advisory Board
  • World Health Organization accreditation
  • Neighbourhood Support
  • Road safety
  • Civil Defence and emergency management

Members

Reporting committee

Community Development

Science, technology and innovation

Scope

  • Workforce and employment
  • Start-ups and business innovation
  • Tech sector
  • Digital technology
  • Agritech
  • The Factory
  • FoodHQ
  • Massey and other research institute relationships
  • Young Enterprise

Members

Reporting committee

Economic Development

Transport

Scope

  • Rail, road, air, intermodal
  • Road safety
  • Land transport
  • Public and active transport
  • Transport innovation

Members

Reporting committee

Planning & Strategy

Whānau ōra health and wellbeing

Scope

  • Workforce and employment
  • Mid-Central Health DHB relationship
  • People with disabilities
  • Active recreation

Members

Reporting committee

Community Development