Local Governance

This section details information about the processes through which the Porirua City Council engages with its community, how the Council makes decisions, and how citizens can influence those processes.

Local Governance Statement

The Local Governance Statement is a requirement of the Local Government Act 2002. Council is required to produce this statement under Part 4 section 40 of the Local Government Act 2002.

Porirua City Council's Local Governance Statement is a collection of information about the way Council conducts its affairs, supports the purpose of local government and promotes local democracy.

Through the following Governance Statement links, the community can access information on this website about how Council makes decisions and how members of the public can influence those processes.

(a) Functions and Responsibilities

(b) Local Legislation

(c) Electoral System

(d) Representation Arrangements

(e) Members Roles and Conduct

(f) Governance Structures

  • Committee Membership and Terms of Reference
  • Council Organisations

(g) Council Meetings and Processes

(h) Consultation Policies and Current Consultations

(i) Maori Liaison

(j) Management Structure

(k) Equal Employment Opportunities Policy

(l) Planning and Policy Documents

(m) Systems for Public Access

(n) Requests for Official Information

(o) Glossary of Terms