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Community Development Committee

This page contains information about the Community Development Committee, its purpose, terms of reference and Councillor membership.
Updated: 14/02/2018 10:01 a.m.



Councillor Cherry Hermon


Her Worship the Mayor Sheryl Mai

Councillors Stu Bell, Crichton Christie, Vince Cocurullo, Tricia Cutforth, Shelley Deeming, Sue Glen, Phil Halse, Greg Innes, Greg Martin, Sharon Morgan, Anna Murphy






To oversee functions of Council that interact, support and provide services for the community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Policy and planning for the provision of community culture, arts and events.
  • District venues and community events
  • Libraries
  • Community services
    -  Community sector liaison and support
       (Advisory Groups)(Advisory Groups)
    -  Community safety (City Safe, CCTV)
  • Pensioner Housing
  • Property Asset Management
    -  Pensioner housing
    -  Forum North, Marinas
    -  Airport
    -  Forestry
    -  Community Halls
  • Civil Defence Emergency Management
  • Museum / Art Museum liaison
  • Heritage, Culture, Arts and Creative Industries sector liaison
  • Village Planning
  • Shared Services – investigate opportunities for Shared Services for recommendation to council.


(i) All powers necessary to perform the committee’s responsibilities, including, but not limited to:
  • (a) approval of a submission to an external body.
  • (b) establishment of working parties or steering groups.
  • (c) the approval of expenditure of less than $5 million plus GST.
  • (d) power to establish subcommittees and to delegate their powers to that subcommittee.
  • (e) the power to adopt the Special Consultative Procedure provided for in Section 83 to 88 of the LGA in respect of matters under its jurisdiction (this allows for setting of fees and bylaw making processes up to but not including adoption).
  • (f) the power to delegate any of its powers to any joint committee established for any relevant purpose under clause 32, Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA).



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