Council meetings are held every six weeks in our chambers at Barkes Corner, 1484 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga. Check out the Meeting Calendar for confirmed meeting details. Meetings are livestreamed to Council's Youtube channel.
Please note; dates and times of scheduled meetings are subject to change and will be notified on the meeting calendar (link above) and also in the Public Notice section of the Bay of Plenty Times newspaper.
Agendas / Minutes
All meeting agendas and minutes are available to view or print on the agenda and minutes webpage.
For more information, please email the Governance Services Team or phone 0800 926 732.
|Chairperson:||Mayor James Denyer|
|Deputy Chairperson:||Deputy Mayor John Scrimgeour|
|Membership:||Cr Tracey Coxhead|
Cr Richard Crawford
Cr Murray Grainger
Cr Anne Henry
Cr Rodney Joyce
Cr Margaret Murray-Benge
Cr Allan Sole
Cr Don Thwaites
Cr Andy Wichers
The Council is responsible for:
- Ensuring the effective and efficient governance and leadership of the District.
- Ensuring that all functions and powers required of a local authority under legislation, and all decisions required by legislation to be made by local authority resolution, are carried out effectively and efficiently, either by the Council or through delegation.
Power to act:
To exercise all non-delegable functions and powers of the Council including, but not limited to:
- The power to make a rate;
- The power to make a bylaw;
- The power to borrow money, purchase, or dispose of assets, other than in accordance with the Long Term Plan;
- The power to adopt a Long Term Plan, a Long Term Plan Amendment, Annual Plan or Annual Report and to receive any related audit report;
- The power to appoint a chief executive;
- The power to adopt policies required to be adopted and consulted on under the Local Government Act 2002 in association with the Long Term Plan or developed for the purpose of the local governance statement;
- The power to adopt a remuneration and employment policy;
- The power to approve or change the District Plan, or any part of that Plan, in accordance with the Resource Management Act 1991;
- The power to approve or amend the Council’s Standing Orders;
- The power to approve or amend the Code of Conduct for Elected Members;
- The power to appoint and discharge members of committees;
- The power to establish a joint committee with another local authority or other public body;
- The power to make a final decision on a recommendation from the Parliamentary Ombudsman where it is proposed that Council not accept the recommendation.
- To exercise all functions, powers and duties of the Council that have not been delegated, including the power to compulsorily acquire land under the Public Works Act 1981.
- To make decisions which are required by legislation to be made by resolution of the local authority.
- To authorise all expenditure not delegated to officers, Committees or other subordinate decision-making bodies of Council, or included in Council’s Long Term Plan or Annual Plan.
- To make appointments of members to Council Controlled Organisation Boards of Directors/ Trustees and representatives of Council to external organisations.
- To monitor the performance of and make decisions on any matters relating to Council Controlled Organisations, including recommendations for modifications to CCO or other entities’ accountability documents (ie Letter of Expectation, Statement of Intent), including as recommended by the Strategy and Policy Committee.
- To approve joint agreements and contractual arrangements between Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council and/or any other local authority including the requirement to review the terms of any such agreements or contractual arrangements.
- To approve the triennial agreement.
- To approve the local governance statement required under the Local Government Act 2002.
- To approve a proposal to the Remuneration Authority for the remuneration of Elected Members.
- To approve any changes to the nature and delegations of Committees.
- Approval of elected member training/ conference attendance.
Should there be insufficient time for Council to consider approval of elected member training/conference attendance, the Mayor (or Deputy Mayor in the Mayor’s absence) is delegated authority to grant approval and report the decision back to the next scheduled meeting of Council.
Power to sub-delegate:
Council may delegate any of its functions, duties or powers to a subcommittee, working group or other subordinate decision-making body, subject to the restrictions on its delegations and any limitation imposed by Council.