Strategy and Finance Committee

The Strategy and Finance Committee monitors the Council’s financial performance as well as develops and recommends strategies, plans and policies.


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Council representatives 


Cr Kate Joblin

Deputy Chair

Cr Philippa Baker-Hogan


All Councillors

Whanganui Rural Community Board representative

Grant Skilton (alternative member – David Wells)

Terms of Reference

  • To develop and recommend strategies, plans and policies to the Council that advance the Council's vision and goals and comply with the purpose of the Local Government Act.
  • Develop and recommend bylaws to the Council.
  • To approve draft strategies, draft plans, draft policies and draft bylaws for consultation (Council resolution, 8 March 2017).
  • To develop and approve submissions to government, local authorities and other organisations.
  • To monitor the Council's financial and non-financial performance against the Long-Term Plan and Annual Plan.
  • To write off outstanding accounts no greater than $10,000.
  • To deal with social and community related matters.
  • Safer Whanganui (TOR amended Council resolution 6 December 2017).