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.
The Resource Management Act 1991 makes it compulsory for councils to have a district plan.
The plan sets out what activities the community has decided you do or don't need a consent for, and sets the standards that must be met for certain types of activities.
Generally speaking, the plan affects new development or change to the use of land and buildings. Many things can be done 'as of right', while others require Council approval.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council issues two types of resource consent covering land use and subdivisions.
You only need to apply for a Land Use Resource Consent if a building or proposed activity doesn't comply with the current district plan.
You need a Subdivision Resource Consent if a new section is to be created from an existing section, or you're planning to adjust the boundary of your property.