Manawatu District Council's Local Governance Statement is a collection of information about the way Council conducts its affairs, supports the purpose of local government and promotes local democracy. Council is required to produce this statement under Part 4 section 40 of the Local Government Act 2002.
Through the following Governance Statement links, the community can access information on this website about how Council makes decisions and how members of the public can influence those processes.
Functions and Responsibilities
Bylaws of the local authority
Electoral system and the opportunity to change it
Representation Arrangements including establishment of Maori Wards
Members Roles and Conduct
Governance structures and processes, membership, and delegations
Council Meetings and Processes
Policies for liaising with, and memoranda or agreements with, Māori
Equal Employment Opportunities Policy
Key Approved Planning and Policy Documents
Systems for Public Access
Processes for Requests for Official Information