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Finance and Infrastructure CommitteeKomiti mō ngā take pūtea me ngā take whakamahere

The Finance and Infrastructure Committee assists Council to discharge its responsibilities for preparation and promotion of key planning documents including the Long Term Plan, Annual Plan and District Plan, assess and progress current and future projects, and policy review and development relevant to finance, planning and infrastructure

Finance and Planning Committee

Membership Councillor Brent Muggeridge (Chair)Her Worship the Mayor Alex Walker, Deputy Mayor Kelly Annand, Councillor Brent Muggeridge, Councillor Tim Chote, Councillor Tim Aitken, Councillor Gerard Minehan, Councillor Kate Taylor, Councillor Exham Wichman, Councillor Jerry Greer *NB – In the absence of the Chair, the Mayor will Chair the meeting.
Meeting frequency The committee shall meet every 8 weeks or as required.
Quorum As set by Standing Orders
Purpose
  • To assist Council to oversee financial and non financial performance, including the delivery of the Council’s Capital Programme.
  • To monitor Council activities and services performance against budget, Annual Plans, the Long Term Plan, Annual Reports and corporate and financial policies.
  • The Finance and Infrastructure Committee also receives enforcement and compliance Performance activity reporting to ensure financial and non-financial performance oversight of its regulatory functions.
  • To provide governance oversight of Council’s operational programmes, services, activities and projects related toinfrastructural assets.
  • To enable the progress of the Council’s operational activities, projects and services.
Responsibilities

The Finance and Infrastructure Committee is responsible for:

  • Developing and adopting plans, projects and policies that advance the Council’s vision and goals in relation to its key Financial Strategy and Infrastructure Strategy while complying with purpose of the Local Government.
  • Monitoring the financial and non-financial performance of the organisation with a particular emphasis on the delivery of the capital works programme. implementation and effectiveness of strategies, plans and policies
  • Specifically monitor and provide oversight of significant projects, including reviewing business cases and agreed on next steps on significant projects.
  • The Finance and Infrastructure Committee is responsible for assisting Council in its general overview of procurement and tender activity.
Delegations

The Finance and Infrastructure Committee has delegations to:

  • Developing and adopting plans, projects and policies that advance the Council’s vision and goals in relation to its key Financial Strategy and Infrastructure Strategy while complying with purpose of the Local Government.
  • Monitoring the financial and non-financial performance of the organisation with a particular emphasis on the delivery of the capital works programme. implementation and effectiveness of strategies, plans and policies
  • Specifically monitor and provide oversight of significant projects, including reviewing business cases and agreed on next steps on significant projects.
  • The Finance and Infrastructure Committee is responsible for assisting Council in its general overview of procurement and tender activity. The committee will accept and consider tenders which exceed the Chief’s Executive’s delegated authority to approve, for projects approved by Council through an Annual Plan or Long Term Plan. The Committee will make a recommendation to Council on the outcome of a tender process for resolution when above delegations.
  • The Finance and Infrastructure Committee has delegation to approve or award contracts beyond the Chief Executive’s delegated authority within the parameters of approved AP/LTP Budgets up to $4 million.

This committee has delegations to establish a special committee, working group or community forum as needed.

Governance Documentation

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.

Code of Conduct adopted 14 November 2019 20191114
Committee Terms of Reference 2019 2022
Council and Community Representation Appointments 2019 20191212
Standing Orders 2019 Adopted 14th November 2019 20191004
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