Each of the six metropolitan Council wards elect five Community Board members and the two Councillors for each ward are appointed by the Council to the relevant Community Board.
The Board is supported by the Community Governance Team which provides advice to the Board and ensures that the Board has the information it needs to assist it in making decisions. The team includes a community governance manager and community development and recreation staff who work with people and issues across the Community Board area. The team arranges board meetings and produces agendas for those meetings as well as providing information to people who want to come and speak with the Board.
The Community Boards allocate funding for:
Community boards give:
The Christchurch City Council delegates a number of powers to community boards in relation to local issues. Those delegations can be found in the Register of Delegations [PDF 2.1MB].