Keeping our city running, enabling growth, and investing in maintenance and upgrading of roads, pipes and community facilities for 170,000 residents is a big business. The Finance Committee oversees the Council’s financial strategy and performance.


Councillor Rob Pascoe

Deputy Chair

Councillor Maxine van Oosten



All Councillors


Every six weeks


A majority of members (including vacancies)


The Finance Committee:

  • sets the direction of Council’s financial strategy
  • monitors the financial strategy and its performance against the Long-Term Plan and Annual Plan
  • makes decisions on financial matters within its delegations
  • makes recommendations to Council on matters outside its delegations
  • approves operating expenditure in line with the Long-Term or Annual Plan 
  • has oversight of policies including those relating to rating and rates remissions.
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Last updated 15 July 2022