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.

 Chair  Cr Kate Joblin
 Deputy Chair  Cr Josh Chandulal-Mackay
 Membership  Mayor and all Councillors
 Rural Community Board member
 Quorum  7
 Meeting schedule  6 weekly, unless determined otherwise by the Council



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  • 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, with the exception of policies concerning areas of responsibility held by other committees of Council
  • Develop and recommend bylaws to Council
  • To approve draft strategies, draft plans, draft policies and draft bylaws for consultation
  • 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 monitor social and community-related matters
  • Oversight of the Safer Whanganui programme