Community Committee

Chairperson:Cr Mark Bunting
Deputy Chairperson​:Cr Kesh Naidoo-Rauf
The Mayor and all Councillors,
Maangai Maaori Olly Te Ua and Te Pora Thompson-Evans​
​Frequency:​Six weekly
​Quorum:A majority of members (including vacancies)

Having great places for people to interact, play sport, enjoy the arts and celebrate our cultures drives the liveability of our city and the wellbeing of Hamiltonians. Making sure we plan and implement strategies to deliver what our community wants and expects in this area is the responsibility of the Community Committee.

The Community Committee is chaired by Cr Mark Bunting, with Cr Kesh Naidoo-Rauf as deputy. The Mayor, all Councillors, and Maangai Maaori Olly Te Ua and Te Pora Thompson-Evans are members of the committee.

The committee provides governance for our recreational and community facilities, amenities, and events as well as facilitating community and stakeholder involvement in discussion about community infrastructure, safety and wellbeing. The committee is also responsible for making sure our civil defence and emergency management performance is to the highest standard.

The committee manages Council’s funding priorities for community grants, approves applications for Council projects suitable for external funding, approves public art proposals and provides input for the Council’s events sponsorship fund.

The committee has oversight of more than 20 of Hamilton’s policies and bylaws, including those relating to animal control, public places, alcohol, road naming, city honours, smoke-free environments and gambling.​

View the full delegations and terms of reference​​

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