As a democratically elected body, it is the job of elected members to govern and manage the interests of our City on behalf of everyone who lives here.

The Council is made up of two key bodies:

  1. Elected members
    • the Council led by the Mayor, which 'governs' our City, setting direction and policies
    • eight community boards, which advocate for their local community interests
  2. Corporate organisation (employees) led by the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for day-to-day running of the City's facilities.

It is also their responsibility to look after the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities, now and in the future.