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West Coast Regional Council

Council mapBuller District Grey District Westland District Otago Region Canterbury Region Southland Region Tasman Region

Phone: (03) 768 0466
Web site:

Chair: Andrew Robb
Councillors in 2016: 6 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2018: 56

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)West Coast RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 70,764 530,260 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 14,493 45,295 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 14,034 48,226 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 618 5,455 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 3,616 20,519 5,531,730

Source: Local Authority Financial Statistics, Statistics New Zealand

The financial profile pages for this council contains more detailed information.

The Council's current long-term plan and annual report may be available from its website:

Community statistics as at the 2013 census

Usually resident population - 2013 Census 32,148
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 31,329
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)2.6%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 23,244
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)1.4
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 26,900

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the West Coast Region on the Statistics New Zealand website.

Other councils in the region

Buller District, Grey District, and Westland District.

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