Local Governance Statement
The Local Government Act 2002 requires Council to adopt a Local Governance Statement.
This statement is a collection of information about the processes through which Council engages with the community, how decisions are made, and how the citizens can influence those processes.
It helps support the purposes of local government by promoting local democracy and does this by providing the public with information on the ways to influence local democratic processes.
You can view a pdf of the Local Governance Statement (pdf, 448KB) here or view the html version below.
2. Community Access to Council
3. Council's Purpose, Responsibilities and Actions
4. Members Roles and Conduct
4.5.1 The Local Government Act 2002
4.5.2 The Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
4.5.3 The Local Authorities (Members Interests) Act 1968
4.5.4 Common Law – Non-pecuniary Interests
4.5.5 The Securities Act 1978
4.5.6 The Crimes Act 1961
5. Governance Structures
7.1 The Consultation Policy
7.2 The Long Term Plan
7.3 The Annual Plan
7.4 The Annual Report
7.5 Maori Liaison Policy
7.6 Equal Employment Opportunities Policy
7.7 The Matamata-Piako Operative District Plan 2005
10. The Electoral System