Strategic Growth Committee

​Chairperson:Cr Dave Macpherson
Deputy Chairperson​:Cr Ryan Hamilton
The Mayor and all Councillors
Maangai Maaori James Whetu
​Frequency:​Six weekly
​Quorum:A majority of members (including vacancies)

Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing cities. Strategic planning is critical to enable and support quality future growth while maintaining our city’s liveability. Balancing how that growth is funded, ensuring we have the right data to plan from, and enhancing collaboration across the wider region to develop a cohesive approach to growth are just some of the key roles of the Strategic Growth Committee.

The Strategic Growth Committee is chaired by Cr Dave Macpherson, with Cr Ryan Hamilton as deputy. The Mayor, all Councillors, and Maangai Maaori James Whetu are members of the committee.

The committee provides oversight for strategic land-use planning, boundary alignment, and existing and alternative planning, funding and financing models for growth-related projects. The committee also drives collaboration with neighbouring councils, iwi, private sector and central government to meet Hamilton’s growth ambitions and is responsible for developing our Smart City strategy.

The committee considers the environmental impacts of urban development and will develop Infrastructure Activity Management Plans for the coming Long-Term Plan as well as providing direction on how Hamilton’s infrastructure network is prioritised to align with a growing city. Policies the committee oversees include the Development Contributions Policy and the Growth Funding Policy.

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