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.
Clubs and schools are required to book sports fields/courts for casual/seasonal use. Here's our Sports ground Application form. (PDF 50.7KB)
If you want to hold an event on a Council reserve, park or other Council land, please book using the Application to Hold an Event/Wedding on a Reserve. form (PDF, 37.8KB). If you wish to have alcohol at your event, please complete an Application for Alcohol Dispensation for an Event/Wedding on Council Reserve (PDF) and include with your booking application. (Please note: An alcohol ban may be in place. To check, please see our website here - maps are at the back). To apply for a liquor license for your event see our website here.
To help you look after the reserve and keep it tidy, please check out our Events Waste Reduction booklet. (PDF, 2.1MB)
Under the Reserves Act 1977, public shows, fairs with stalls etc. require public liability insurance for $150,000.00. Evidence of this must be presented to Council two weeks prior to your event.
Amusement devices such as merry-go-rounds and Ferris wheel etc must be have a certificate of registration issued from the Department of Labour to the owner/operator. See the Guidelines for Owner / Operators of Amusement Devices.
A total of 20% of gross gate takings with a daily minimum of $100, plus a charge for litter clearance at a cost plus 20%, with a minimum charge of $50.
A bond may be required to ensure any potential damage or excessive wear and tear can be corrected. Bonds are to be paid prior to confirmation of the booking and will range in cost from $150 up to $2000. Bonds are returned if premises are left clean, tidy and in good condition. For further information or enquiries regarding the bond amounts, please contact the Reserves Team on 07 571 8008.
Please see attached link to TECT All Terrain Park and Arrival Centre Bookings Form.