Attending a meeting

All meetings of Council and its Committees are held in the Council Chambers, Forum North, Rust Avenue.

Members of the public can't take part in the discussion but do have an opportunity to speak during public forum at the monthly meeting of Council.

Meeting dates

Council and committees meet on a recurring schedule in 2021:

  • Council: 4th Thursday of each month 9:00am
  • Infrastructure Committee: 2nd Thursday of each month – 9:00am
  • Council Briefings / Workshops: 2nd Thursday of each month – 10:30am
  • Strategy, Planning and Development Committee: 3rd Thursday of each month – 9:00am
  • Community Development: 3rd Thursday of each month – 11:00am

To view committee meeting times, please download the full calendar:

Council Meeting Calendar 2021(PDF, 59KB)

Upcoming Council meetings 2021

The public is notified of the following meetings of council: 

Meeting Date and time

Council Briefing

  • Representation Review – Consider representation scenarios

Thursday 1 April 2021 at 1:00pm

Exemptions and Objections Committee

Tuesday 6 April 2021 at 9:00am

Council briefings/workshops

Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 9:00am

Infrastructure Committee

Thursday 8 April 2021 at 9:00am

Council Briefing

  • Infrastructure business

Thursday 8 April 2021 at 10:30am

Council Workshop

Thursday 8 April 2021 at 1:00pm

Council

  • Long Term Plan submission hearing

Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 9:00am

Council (reconvened)

  • Long Term Plan submission hearing continuation of 13 April meeting

Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 9:00am

Strategy, Planning and Development Committee

Thursday 15 April 2021 at 9:00am

Community Development Committee

Thursday 15 April 2021 at 11:00am

Te Kārearea Strategic Partnership Standing Committee

Wednesday 21 April 2021 at 9:00am

Council

Thursday 22 April 2021 at 9:00am

Council Briefing

  • Long Term Plan – Issues and Options

Thursday 29 April 2021 at 9:00am

Chief Executive Review Committee (Venue Mayor’s Office)

Interested parties should note that the majority of matters, if not all, will be discussed in public excluded.

Tuesday 11 May at 9:00am

Council briefing

  • Hikurangi and Tikipunga Placemaking Plans - Update

Tuesday 11 May at 10:30am

Council

  • Long Term Plan & Concurrent Consultations – Deliberations

Wednesday 12 May at 9:00am

Council briefing

  • Representation Review – review options

Wednesday 12 May at 1:30pm

Infrastructure Committee

Thursday 13 May at 9:00am

Council briefing

  • Infrastructure business

Thursday 13 May at 9:00am

Community Briefing

1. Update on the Kaipara Moana Remediation Programme

2. Waterfront Precinct Plan

Tuesday 18 May at 9:00am

Commercial Property Committee

Interested parties should note that the majority of matters, if not all, will be discussed in public excluded.

Tuesday 18 May at 1:00pm

Te Kārearea Strategic Partnership Hui (Venue Marae)

Wednesday 19 May at 9:00am

Strategy, Planning and Development Committee

Thursday 20 May at 9:00am

Community Development Committee

Thursday 20 May at 11:00am

Council briefing

  • Bylaw and Policy reviews

Wednesday 26 May at 9:00am

Council

Thursday 27 May at 9:00am

Speaking at Public Forum

If you wish to speak at public forum, please contact our Senior Democracy Adviser, phone 09 430 4200 before making an application.

Download and save a copy of the application to your computer first. You can then either:

  • print it, fill it and send or deliver it to us; or
  • fill it out on your computer and save it before attaching it to an email to us.

Application form to speak at public forum(PDF, 63KB)

Council workshops

Council holds workshops regularly throughout the year which enable councillors to discuss and debate matters involving complex information in a less structured environment than a formal meeting.

No decisions are made at these workshops and as such the requirements of LGOIMA regarding public notification and access to agendas and minutes do not apply. The public are unable to attend workshops.

 

Council briefings

Council holds briefings throughout the year to enable councillors to find out more information and seek clarification on specific, often complex, matters. This gives councillors the opportunity to discuss these matters in depth outside of a formal meeting situation to gain greater understanding and clarity.

No decisions are made at these briefings and as such the requirements of LGOIMA regarding public notification and access to programmes and minutes do not apply; however these documents are made available to the public.

The public are able to attend briefings. 

Code of Conduct

The Elected Members' Code of Conduct provides guidelines for the expected standards of behaviour by the mayor and councillors.

Elected Members' Code of Conduct(PDF, 458KB)