The District Licensing Committee ensures implementation of the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012.
To administer the Council’s alcohol licensing framework as determined by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The Act requires the Council to appoint one or more District Licensing Committees to deal with licensing matters. Although the District Licensing Committee in Central Hawke's Bay is a committee of Council and receives Council administrative support, it operates as a quasi-judicial body without the influence of Council.
The Chair of the Committee acts in an independent and objective role and the members are a mix of appointed councillors and suitably qualified lay persons.
The functions of the District Licensing Committee is specified by the Act and include:
The committee may make recommendations to Council.
When no objection to an application has been received (for a licence, manager’s certificate, or renewal of a license or manager’s certificate), and no matters of opposition have been raised under section 103, 129 or 141, the Chair has the delegation to decide on the papers and issue decisions on such applications.
|Chairperson||Councillor Gerard Minehan|
|Deputy Chairperson||Councillor Exham Wichman|
The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, as a territorial authority, is required to report annually on the proceedings and operations of the District Licensing Committee. The District Licensing Annual Report for 2019-2020 is available here.
Underpinning good governance are a range of documents that ensure Council is clear on its accountabilities, expectations and responsibilities. You can find these documents here.
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