Governance structure, membership and delegations
The committees and subcommittees are delegated all statutory powers necessary for them to fulfil their Terms of Reference, except those powers that cannot be delegated under the Local Government Act 2002 and its amendments, or any other Act, or which Council chooses to retain. In addition the Chief Executive is delegated those powers not retained by council or exercised by a committee.
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s committee structure is reviewed after each triennial election. The structure for the 2016-19 triennium includes a committee of the whole governing body (where all councillors are members), other committees and subcommittees of the governing body, and advisory and joint groups (these include members from outside Greater Wellington Regional Council).
Click here for more information about Greater Wellington Regional Council's committees, including their terms of reference, membership and meeting arrangements.