Hutt City Council

The Hutt City Council is a territorial authority in New Zealand, governing the city of Lower Hutt. Lower Hutt is the country's seventh largest city. The city borders Porirua to the north, Upper Hutt to the northeast, South Wairarapa District to the east, and Wellington to the southwest and west. It is one of nine territorial authorities in the Wellington Region.

Hutt City Council

Te Awa Kairangi (Māori)
Type
Type
Leadership
Deputy Mayor
Tui Lewis
Seats13[a]
Elections
FPP
Last election
12 October 2019
Next election
8 October 2022
Meeting place
30 Laings Road, Hutt Central, Lower Hutt 5010[1]
Website
HuttCity.govt.nz/
Footnotes
  1. ^ Includes Mayor.

The council represents a population of 111,800 as of June 2021[2] and consists of a mayor and twelve councillors, with six elected from six wards (Northern, Central, Western, Eastern, Harbour, and Wainuiomata) and six at-large.[3]

Council and committeesEdit

The Mayor and all Councillors are members of the Council.[4]

MayorEdit

One mayor is elected at large from the electors of Lower Hutt.[5]

Name Affiliation (if any) First elected Responsibilities
Campbell Barry Labour 2019 (as mayor), 2013 (as councillor)
  • Chair, Hutt City Council
  • Chair, Wellington Water Committee
  • Chair, Emergency Committee
  • Chair, Property Working Group for Advancing Strategic Projects
  • Chair, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Deputy Chair, Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Chair, Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee
  • Chair, Code of Conduct Subcommittee
  • Ex-officio member of all committees and subcommittees

Harbour WardEdit

Harbour Ward returns one councillor to the Hutt City Council.[4]

Name Affiliation (if any) First elected Responsibilities
Tui Lewis Independent 2013
  • Deputy Mayor
  • Deputy Chair, Council
  • Chair, Communities Committee
  • Deputy Chair, District Plan Review Subcommittee
  • Deputy Chair, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Deputy Chair, Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee

Central WardEdit

Central Ward returns one councillor to the Hutt City Council.[4]

Name Affiliation (if any) First elected Responsibilities
Glenda Barratt Independent 2021 by-election[6]
  • Member, Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Member, Traffic Subcommittee

Western WardEdit

Western Ward returns one councillor to the Hutt City Council.[4]

Name Affiliation (if any) First elected Responsibilities
Chris Milne Independent 2004
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee

Northern WardEdit

Northern Ward returns one councillor to the Hutt City Council.[4]

Name Affiliation (if any) First elected Responsibilities
Leigh Sutton Independent Approx. 2016
  • Member, Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee

Eastern WardEdit

Eastern Ward returns one councillor to the Hutt City Council.[4]

Name Affiliation (if any) First elected Responsibilities
Andy Mitchell Independent 2019
  • Deputy Chair, Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Deputy Chair, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Member, Traffic Subcommittee
  • Member, Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Member, Keep Hutt City Beautiful Executive Committee

Wainuiomata WardEdit

Wainuiomata Ward returns one councillor to the Hutt City Council.[4]

Name Affiliation (if any) First elected Responsibilities
Keri Brown Labour 2019
  • Deputy Chair, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Deputy Chair, District Licensing Committee
  • Member, Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Member, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Traffic Subcommittee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Member, District Plan Review Subcommittee

At-large WardEdit

The remaining six councillors are elected at-large from the electors of Lower Hutt.[4]

Name Affiliation (if any) First elected Responsibilities
Josh Briggs Independent 2016
  • Chair, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee
  • Deputy Chair, Traffic Subcommittee
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Member, Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Member, Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee
Brady Dyer Independent 2019
  • Chair, Traffic Subcommittee
  • Member, Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Member, District Plan Review Subcommittee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Member, Hutt Valley Services Committee
Simon Edwards Independent 2016
  • Chair, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Chair, District Licensing Committee
  • Chair, District Plan Review Subcommittee
  • Member, Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Member, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Member, Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee
  • Member, Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee
  • Member, Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Joint Committee
Deborah Hislop Independent 2019
(previously councillor from 2001 to 2010)
  • Chair, Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Member, Communities Committee
  • Member, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Member, Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee
Naomi Shaw Independent 2019
  • Deputy Chair, Communities Committee
  • Member, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Member, Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Member, Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Member, Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Member, Traffic Subcommittee
  • Member, Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Member, District Plan Review Subcommittee
  • Member, Hutt Valley Services Committee
Vacant Vacant Vacant as a result of Shazly Rasheed's resignation in May 2022[7]

Community boardsEdit

The Council has created three local community boards under the provisions of Part 4 of the Local Government Act 2002,[8] with members elected using a first-past-the-post (FPP) system[3] or appointed by the Council. The community boards are as follows:[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Council and Community Board meetings". Hutt City Council. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Subnational population estimates (RC, SA2), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (regional councils); "Subnational population estimates (TA, SA2), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (territorial authorities); "Subnational population estimates (urban rural), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (urban areas)
  3. ^ a b "2022 Local Government Elections". Hutt City Council. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Councillors". Hutt City Council. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  5. ^ "The Mayor of Lower Hutt". Hutt City Council. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  6. ^ Boyack, Nicholas (24 September 2021). "Hutt City Council by-election: Glenda Barratt wants to clean up rubbish". Stuff. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  7. ^ Tso, Matthew (27 May 2022). "Hutt City councillor Shazly Rasheed quits immediately, citing 'unhealthy environment'". Stuff. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Local Government Act 2002 No 84 (as at 01 July 2017)". www.legislation.govt.nz. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Community Boards". Hutt City Council. Retrieved 13 June 2022.

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