The Western Bay, stretching from Bowentown to Otamarakau.
Helping make our stunning district an even greater place.
Information on our council offices in the Western Bay.
Western Bay of Plenty customer services information.
Here you can find all our services listed from A-Z
Our Animal Services team is committed to promoting better care and control of dogs.
In the mood for a good read or relaxing audio visual entertainment? Look in on any of our libraries.
Enjoy the great outdoors of Western Bay by going out for leisurely walk or visit one of our parks.
Te Puna/Minden is a rapidly growing community as growth pushes from Tauranga City and Omokoroa. It is home to the Pirirakau
hapu – of the Ngati Ranginui Iwi.
There is a mix of industrial, commercial, retail and residential activity. The Te Puna Business Park is the main retail and café complex.
Population: 2442 (Census 2013) Location: About 10km east of Tauranga City. The area lies on and around the Northern Corridor/State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Omokoroa.
Council approved the construction of a wastewater scheme for the Te Puna West community in 2016 following consultation with the community. Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay Council committed through the 2015-25 Long Term Plan processes, to assist affected property owners with scheme funding.
The scheme will involve installation of a grinder pump for each individual property and connecting infrastructure to allow sewage to be pumped to the Omokoroa transfer pipeline and processed at Tauranga City Council's treatment station. Click here to read more.
The NZ Transport Agency has awarded Downer a $5.25 million contract to build a roundabout on State Highway 2, Te Puna. The two-lane roundabout will replace the Te Puna/Minden Road intersection, significantly improving safety for motorists travelling on the route. This project is expected to be completed in July 2017. Click here to read more on NZTA.