Mayor: Neil Holdom
The Council makes decisions for and on behalf of the local community and sets the district’s overall strategic direction.
Operating under the Local Government Act 2002 (which provides the general framework for local government) and through consultation with the community, the Council seeks to meet the current and future needs of the district’s communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities with a shared long-term vision of promoting voluntary action to combat climate change and transition to low-emission and resilient societies. The Global Covenant now includes over 9,130 cities from 120 countries, representing over 775 million people and 10.55% of the total global population, and is the largest global network of councils leading action on climate change.