In accordance with clause 30(1)(b) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002, a local authority may establish a Joint Committee with another local authority or other public body.
A Joint Committee appointed under this clause is deemed to be both a committee of the local authority and a committee of the other local authorities or public bodies.
A Joint Committee will usually be established to oversee region-wide activities such as emergency management.
The Joint Committees of the Wellington Region are:
|Joint Committee||Membership||Functions||Terms of Reference|
|Civil Defence and Emergency Management Committee||
- To ensure that hazards (as defined in the Civil Defence Emergency Manamgement Act 2002 and the consequential risks are identified and assessed
- To ensure an effective and efficient region-wide civil defence emergency management capability to respond to and recover from emergencies (as defined in the Act)
- To facilitate effective and efficient emergency management throughpartnership and co-ordination amongst the organisations represented on the Co-ordinating Executive Group
- To promote appropriate mitigation of the risks.
|Civil Defence Emergency Management Group|
Porirua Harbour and Catchment Joint Committee
(Te Awarua-o-Porirua Committee)
- Oversee the development, monitoring, review and implementation of the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy.
|Porirua Harbour and Catchment Joint Committee|
|Wellington Water Committee||
- Provide governance oversight of the network infrastructure for the delivery of bulk water, water reticulation, wastewater and stormwater services in the areas of Lower Hutt City, Porirua City, Upper Hutt City and Wellington City ("the four cities")
- Provide governance oversight of Wellington Water Limited
- Provide a forum for the representatives of Wellington Water Limited's shareholders (being Wellington Regional Council and the local authorities for the four cities) ("the Shareholders") to meet, discuss and co-ordinate on relevant issues and, through their representatives, exercise their powers.
|Wellington Water Committee|