A Community Panel model has replaced the old community committee structure, which was disestablished at the end of Council's last triennium.
Council has established four community panels in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Western ward communities. Each panel consists of up to five community representatives along with two ward councillors.
The role of the panels is to represent and act as an advocate for the interests of their communities. The purpose of the panels is outlined in the general functions outlined below:
- Discuss, debate and provide feedback to Council on all important local issues, city wide matters of significance, Annual Plans and policy setting
- Allocate and manage a Local Community Projects Fund
- Allocate and manage the local Community Engagement Fund for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Western wards to assist and support local community events and initiatives.
The community panels will meet as needed.
Read the delegations, guidelines and criteria for community panels
Central Community Panel
Eastern Community Panel
Northern Community Panel
Western Community Panel
We facilitate 3 elected community boards. These groups meet every 6 weeks. All the meetings are open to the public, except for items considered under 'public excluded' business. At the start of each meeting we make time for public comment. During this time, anyone can speak for 3 minutes on any item that is in the order papers.
We advertise the community meetings in advance. You can get order papers 2 working days before each meeting.
Eastbourne Community Board
Petone Community Board
Wainuiomata Community Board
View our maps to see what areas our community boards and panels cover. On our maps site, select the I want to... button, then select change visible map layers, and then check the Ward Boundaries box. The ward boundaries will then show with a brown outline: