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Finance and Corporate Committee

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This page contains information about the Finance and Corporate Committee, its purpose, terms of reference and Councillor membership.
Updated: 31/01/2018 8:09 a.m.



Councillor Shelley Deeming


Her Worship the Mayor Sheryl Mai

Councillors Stu Bell, Crichton Christie, Vince Cocurullo, Tricia Cutforth, Sue Glen, Phil Halse, Cherry Hermon, Greg Innes, Greg Martin, Sharon Morgan, Anna Murphy and Gavin Berney.






To oversee Council and CCO’s financial management and performance, including operation of the administrative and internal support functions of council.

Key responsibilities include

  • Progress towards achievement of the council’s financial objectives as set out in the Long Term Plan.
  • Preparation for recommendation to council:
    - Advising and supporting the mayor on the development of the Long Term Plan (LTP)and Annual Plan (AP)
    - Financial policy related to the LTP and AP
    - Setting of rates
    - Preparation of the consultation document and supporting information, and the consultation process for the LTP and AP
    - Annual Report
  • Financial/Planning and Control
    - Corporate accounting services
    - Treasury – debt and interest risk managementmanagement
    - Procurement
  • CCO Monitoring and Performance
    - Monitoring the financial and non-financial performance targets, key performance
    indicators and other measures of each
    Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) to
    inform the committee’s judgement about the performance of each organisation.
    - Advising the mayor on the content of the annual Letters of Expectations (LoE) to CCOs.CCOs.
  • Overseeing and making decisions relating to an ongoing programme of service delivery reviews as required under section 17A of the Local Government Act 2002
  • 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) the approval of expenditure of less than $5 million plus GST.
  • (b) approval of a submission to an external body.
  • (c) establishment of working parties or steering groups.
  • (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



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