Local Governance Statement

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

Consultation Policies

Policies for liaising with, and memoranda or agreements with, Māori

Management Structure

Equal Employment Opportunities Policy

Key Approved Planning and Policy Documents

Systems for Public Access

Processes for Requests for Official Information