Introduction to the Governance Statement
The information below makes up Hamilton City Council's Governance Statement and contains information about how Council communicates, works and engages with the city's communities.
Council has to produce a new Governance Statement within six months after each local authority triennial election, as required by the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA).
The purpose of local government is —
(a) to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, communities; and
(b) to meet the current and future needs of communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses.
In this Act, good-quality, in relation to local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions, means infrastructure, services, and performance that are —
(a) efficient; and
(b) effective; and
(c) appropriate to present and anticipated future circumstances.
Governance of Council
Hamilton City Council - The Organisation
Communicating with Council