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. The Community Committee ensures we plan and implement strategies to deliver what our community wants and expects in this area.


Councillor Mark Bunting

Deputy Chair

Councillor Kesh Naidoo-Rauf



All Councillors

Maangai Maaori Olly Te Ua and Te Pora Thompson-Evans


Every six weeks


A majority of members (including vacancies)


The Community Committee: 

  • provides governance for recreational and community facilities, amenities, and events 
  • facilitates community and stakeholder involvement in discussions about community infrastructure, safety and wellbeing 
  • ensures our civil defence and emergency management performance is to the highest standard
  • manages Council’s funding priorities for community grants
  • approves applications for Council projects suitable for external funding
  • approves public art proposals
  • provides input for Council’s events sponsorship fund
  • has oversight of more than 20 bylaws and policies, including those relating to animal control, public places, alcohol, road naming, city honours, smokefree environments and gambling.​

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Last updated 15 June 2022