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Hutt City Committee Chairs Appointed

Committee Chairs Appointed
NEWS RELEASE from Hutt City Council

7 November 2001

COMMITTEE CHAIRS APPOINTED

Mayor John Terris announced Hutt City Council's appointments for committee structures today after Committee chairs and membership and terms of reference were agreed at the Council's first ordinary meeting last night (6 November).

The number and names of committees are the same as those of the last triennium. The full membership list is attached.

Although the CityVision - Terris Team has a majority on the Council, it has assigned three of the leadership positions to independents including the Deputy Mayoralty, to which Councillor Ray Wallace was appointed by unanimous vote. Mayor Terris said "This signals a desire on the part of the Council to work together on the important objectives of economic development and an improved system of community representation.

"The Council intends to review the committee structure in 12 months, after the Local Government Amendment Act should have been passed, and there may be a need to make some changes in light of new provisions contained in the Act," Mayor Terris said.

The full membership is:

Strategy & Policy and District Plan Committees Co-Chairs: Councillors RW Styles and GD Barratt

Operations & Compliance and Hearings Committees Co-Chairs: Councillors A Finlayson and VR Jamieson

Finance & Corporate Review and Community Grants Committees Co-Chairs: Councillors J Austad and JMK Baird

Civic Honours Selection Panel Chair: Mayor JJ Terris

Hutt Valley Services Committee Chair: Councillor A Finlayson

Strategic & Annual Plans Working Group Chair: Mayor JJ Terris"

Appointment of Committee Members

Strategy & Policy Committee Councillors JMK Baird, J Englebretsen and WR Wallace, and Mayor JJ Terris (ex-officio)

District Plan Committee Councillors JMK Baird, J Englebretsen and WR Wallace

Operations & Compliance Committee Councillors J Austad, MJ Cousins and J Sylvester, and Mayor JJ Terris (ex-officio)

Hearings Committee Councillors J Austad, MJ Cousins and J Sylvester

Finance & Corporate Review Committee Councillors GD Barratt, S Dalziell, RW Styles and J Sylvester, and Mayor JJ Terris (ex-officio)

Community Grants Committee Councillors GD Barratt, S Dalziell, RW Styles and J Sylvester, and Mayor JJ Terris (ex-officio)

Civic Honours Selection Panel Councillors JMK Baird, GD Barratt, MJ Cousins, S Dalziell, A Finlayson and WR Wallace

Hutt Valley Services Committee Councillors S Dalziell, J Englebretsen and RW Styles

Hutt River Floodplain Management Advisory Committee (WRC) Councillors JMK Baird and MJ Cousins and Mayor JJ Terris to be nominated as Council's representatives.

Strategic & Annual Plans Working Group All Councillors

Zone 4 Councillors MJ Cousins and S Dalziell to be nominated as Council's representatives."

ENDS For further information please contact: Kirk MacGibbon Communications Manager DDI: 04-570 6940 Email: kirk.macgibbon@huttcity.govt.nz

Website: http://www.huttcity.govt.nz

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