The Western Bay, stretching from Waihi Beach to Otamarakau.
Helping make our stunning district an even greater place.
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.
We carry out around three kilometres of 'widening' on sealed roads each year.
Widening provides what's officially called a 'recovery margin' for vehicles so if they veer out of control there is enough space for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. Widening may also be done to provide for parking. For information on how we set the width of roads in the district please check out our Development Code.New work on roads is usually done to meet required widths, however there is a backlog of roads that do not meet the requirements, We've got these roads ranked in order of priority and our aim is to upgrade these as funding becomes available.
We review speed limits across the district annually.
Speed limits on state highways are the responsibility of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and are set nationally through Speed Limits New Zealand. (PDF 314KB)We have to consult with NZTA, Police and the Automobile Association when reviewing speed limits. Consultation is also required before we make any change to the Speed Limits Bylaw (PDF 1.93MB). We typically do this by advertising in local newspapers and on this site.