Council Committees and Community Boards
Western Bay of Plenty District Council is made up of two separate parts that work together for the benefit of the residents in the district.
The first is the elected members consisting of the Mayor and eleven councillors. The second is the organisation or operations - the staff who provide the services and the facilities/projects - which deliver on the decisions made by the elected members.
The elected members make decisions, on behalf of residents, to meet the needs of the entire Western Bay of Plenty district. These decisions are typically made by the full Council following work undertaken by a range of council committees.
Elected members also sit on these committees and community boards.
For individual details, please refer to the menu below:
This committee's role is to develop community relationships, distribute Council grants and monitor community service contracts.
Council oversees all the functions and activities of administering the district.
District Licensing Committee
This Committee deals with Alcohol Licensing applications under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
District Plan Committee
This committee's role is to hear public submissions to and decide on any Plan Change proposals made by Council under the Resource Management Act.
Joint Governance Committee
The committee focuses on issues and opportunities across the sub-region (Tauranga and the Western Bay) where both councils play a role.
Joint Road Safety Committee
This Committee administers the annual road safety programme and co-ordination of community groups concerned with road safety.
Katikati Community Board
The Katikati Community Board represents and acts as an advocate for the interests of the Katikati community.
Long Term and Annual Plan Committee
This committee's role is to carry out all preliminary work prior to Council adopting its Long Term and Annual Plans.
Maketu Community Board
The Maketu Community Board represents and acts as an advocate for the interests of the Maketu community.
Omokoroa Community Board
The Omokoroa Community Board represents and acts as an advocate for the interests of the Omokoroa community.
Operations and Monitoring Committee
This Committee overseas the implementation and monitoring of Council's core services including regulatory, transportation, parks and reserves, water, stormwater, and more.
This Committee develops plans, policies and strategies for the future direction of the District including matters relating to the District Plan.
Regulatory Hearings Committee
This Committee makes decisions on statutory and regulatory matters Council is charged with managing under legislation.
The Rural Committee represents the interests of the rural community and considers and report on any matter of interest or concern to the rural community.
Te Puke Community Board
The Te Puke Community Board represents and acts as an advocate for the interests of the Te Puke community.
Waihi Beach Community Board
The Waihi Beach Community Board represents and acts as an advocate for the interests of the Waihi Beach community.