Tag: Physical Infrastructure Committee

Governing Body and Committee Terms of Reference and Meeting Schedules

Terms of Reference

&

Schedule until year-end

 

 

This one is more the Local Governing “nuts” out there like myself and Transport Blog. 

 

The Governing Body Agenda embedded below contains the Terms of Reference for both the Governing Body and wider Committees/Forums. Also contained on page 55 is the schedules for the Governing Body and Committees on when they are due to meet until the end of the new (new schedule will be released for 2014).

The Terms of Reference essentially set out what the Governing Body, Committees and Forums can and can not do. This is essential folks if you wish to present to Council on something. For example and as Transport Blog would know, the Transport Committee is gone and replaced by the Physical Infrastructure Committee which is chaired by Councillor Mike Lee.

As an example this is what the Physical Infrastructure Committee does when it meets 6-weekly:

4.6. PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE
Terms of Reference (Delegations)

Parent committee: Urban and Rural Development Committee

Responsibilities

 

  • Overview and provide feedback on key infrastructure plans and projects relating to transport, water, wastewater and stormwater. 
  • Provide strategic direction to guide development of transport, water, wastewater and stormwater strategies. 
  • Consider views of Local Boards, public and stakeholders in relation to physical infrastructure. 

Make recommendations to the parent committee to ensure:

  • alignment with the growth of Auckland, the Unitary Plan and the outcomes sought in the Auckland Plan and Local Board Plans 
  • alignment of the Regional Land Transport Plan and Integrated Transport Plan with the council’s strategic direction 
  • alignment of water, wastewater and stormwater strategies with the council’s strategies and plans 
  • asset management plans for physical infrastructure support the Unitary Plan and other relevant council plans and policies 
  • council input to legislative changes, central government policies and plans and key infrastructure projects 

Powers
All powers necessary to perform the Committee’s responsibilities.
Except:
(a) powers that the Governing Body cannot delegate or has retained to itself (section 2)
(b) where the Committee’s responsibility is limited to making a recommendation only
Membership
Chairperson: Cr Mike Lee
Deputy Chairperson: Cr Chris Darby

Members: 

IMSB appointees (s 85 (1)):

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Schedule of GB and Committees

The schedule is on page 55 but, for your easy reference here is a copy below:

Schedule of meetings for November and December 2013

The venue for all meetings is the Auckland Town Hall

Date Time Meeting

  • 21 November 9.30 am Long Term Plan Committee
  • 26 November 8.30 am Tenders and Procurement Committee
  • 26 November 10.00 am Hearings Committee 
  • 26 November 1.00 pm Unitary Plan Committee 
  • 28 November 9.30 am Urban and Rural Development Committee
  • 3 December 9.30 am Regulatory and Bylaws Committee
  • 3 December 1.00 pm CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee 
  • 4 December 9.30 am Arts, Culture and Events Committee
  • 4 December 1.00 pm Physical Infrastructure Committee
  • 5 December 9.30 am Regional Strategy and Policy Committee
  • 10 December 8.30 am Tenders and Procurement Committee
  • 10 December 10.00 am Hearings Committee
  • 10 December 1.00 pm Unitary Plan Committee
  • 11 December 9.30 am Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee
  • 11 December 1.00 pm Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee
  • 11 December 9.30 am Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee
  • 11 December 1.00 pm Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee
  • 12 December 9.30 am Finance and Organisational Performance Committee
  • 17 December 9.30 am Audit and Risk Committee
  • 18 December 9.30 am Economy – Rural and Urban Committee
  • 18 December 1.00 pm Community Development, Safety and Social Infrastructure Committee 
  • 19 December 10.00 am Governing Body
  • 12 December 9.30 am Finance and Organisational Performance Committee
  • 17 December 9.30 am Audit and Risk Committee
  • 19 December 10.00 am Governing Body

I have highlighted the Urban and Rural Development Committee in red as a reminder to me to try and get speaking rights for a presentation on that particular committee.

 

If you want to get “involved” Council rocking up to these meetings whether just to observe or like me participating actively is a good way to start 😀 – Just need a pile of patience some days, that’s all 😉

 

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Terms of Reference and Meetings Schedule