Council Committees

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Committees in the Waitaki District Council are set up to deal with specialised local issues. ​Councillors are appointed to committees and make decisions regarding their areas. 

​The Mayor is an ex-officio member of all committees [LGA 41A(5)]. ​​​​

  • ​Amended and adopted at the 30 October 2019 First Council Meeting of the 2019 – 2022 Triennium​. ​

​​​​Comm​​ittees​​​​Chairperson​​Members​​
​​​​​Assets Co​​​​​​mmittee​ (AC)

​Cr Bill Kingan​

Cr Peter Newton 
(Associate Chair – Solid Waste and Recycling)

Mayor Gary Kircher 
(Associate Chair – Property, Events Centre)

Cr Colin Wollstein, Cr Kelli Milmine, 
Cr Guy Percival, Cr Jeremy Holding​
Community, Culture and Regulatory Committee (CCR)​​

​​Deputy Mayor Melanie Tavendale (Chair)

Cr Jim Hopkins 
(Associate Chair – District Plan  Review)

Cr Hana Halalele 
(Associate Chair – Community Development)

Cr Kelli Milmine, Cr Peter Newton, 
Cr Ross McRobie, Mayor Gary Kircher​
Performance, Audit and Risk Committee (PAR)​Cr Colin Wollstein ​Cr Jeremy Holding
(Associate Chair – Information Services)

Cr Ross McRobie
(Associate Chair – Risk)

Cr Jim Hopkins, 
Cr Guy Percival, 
Cr Hana Halalele, Mayor Gary Kircher​
Executive Committee (EC)

Mayor Gary Kircher

Deputy Mayor Melanie Tavendale 
(Associate Chair – Economic Development) ​

Cr Colin Wollstein, Cr Bill Kingan, 
Cr Ross McRobie, Cr Kelli Milmine​​
​​Harbour Area Committee (HAC)​

​Mayor Gary Kircher 

Cr Jeremy Holding 
(Associate Chair – Cape Wanbrow)

Deputy Mayor Melanie Tavendale, 
Cr Colin Wollstein, Cr Kelli Milmine
Mr Graeme Clark (Community Representative) 
Dr Phillipa Agnew (Community Representative)
Mr Kevin Murdoch (Community Representative)
Mr George Kelcher (Community Representative)​
Grants and Awards Committee (GAC)​​Cr Jeremy Holding ​​Cr Hana Halalele
(Associate Chair – Creative Communities,
Sport Travel)

All Councillors and Community Board Chairs
(Appropriate number of Councillors rostered to each funding round annually)

Appointed community members as required
Development Contributions Committee (DC)​

​​Cr Guy Percival 

Cr Kelli Milmine (Associate Chair)

Cr Bill Kingan, Cr Peter Newton, Cr Colin Wollstein
Hearings Committee (HC)

​​Cr Jim Hopkins 

Deputy Mayor Melanie Tavendale (Associate Chair),
Cr Ross McRobie​​
District Licensing Committee “A” (DLC)​Cr Jim Hopkins ​​Cr Kelli Milmine (Associate Chair)
​​Communications Portfolio​​Mayor Gary Kircher
Deputy Mayor Melanie Tavendale
Cr Jim Hopkins


​External and Joint Committees​​, Trusts​Representives
​Community Board Councillors (Legislated)
Cr Peter Newton – Waihemo 
Cr Ross McRobie – Ahuriri
​Waitaki District Youth Council​Cr Hana Halalele
Deputy Mayor Melanie Tavendale
​Lower Waitaki Zone Committee​Cr Jim Hopkins
Upper Waitaki Zone CommitteeCr Ross McRobie
Otago Regional Land Transport Committee
Cr Guy Percival
​Waitaki Housing TaskforceDeputy Mayor Melanie Tavendale​
Alps2Ocean Joint Committee
Cr Colin Wollstein
​Observatory Ret​irement Village Trust​Gary Kircher
​Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust​No elected member appointment
​Emergency Management (Legislated)​Mayor Gary Kircher
​Otago Mayoral Forum (Legislated)​Mayor Gary Kircher 
​Canterbury Mayoral Forum (Legislated)​Mayor Gary Kircher
​Waitaki Recreation Centre​Cr Jeremy Holding
​Donald and Nellye Malcolm Trust
Mayor Gary Kircher
Cr Jeremy Holding
​Macraes Community Trust​Cr Peter Newton


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