Community Boards

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' main roles are to:

  • Represent and act as advocate for the interests of its community.
  • Consider and report on all matters referred to it by the Council, or any matter of interest to the board.
  • Maintain an overview of services provided by the Council within the community.
  • Prepare an annual submission to the Council for expenditure within the community.
  • Communicate with community organisations and special interest groups within the community.

Grants and funding

The Community Boards allocate funding for:


Community Awards

Community boards give:


Delegations to community boards

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 824KB].