- Inform the strategic direction for the Council and implement through approved planning and policy frameworks.
- Identify regional issues resulting from emerging trends, providing thought leadership on matters of regional significance, analysing implications and developing a strategic response.
Chairperson: Cr Paula Thompson
Deputy Chairperson: Cr Stuart Crosby
Members: Chairman Doug Leeder, Crs Norm Bruning, Bill Clark, Andrew von Dadelszen, Toi Kai Rakau Iti, David Love, Matemoana McDonald, Jane Nees, Stacey Rose, Lyall Thurston, Te Taru White, Kevin Winters