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Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Council mapTaurange City Western Bay of Plenty District Kawerau District Whakatane District Opotiki District Rotorua District Taupo District Hawkes Bay Region Gisborne Region Waikato Region

Phone: (07) 571 8008
Web site:

Mayor: Gary Webber
Councillors in 2016: 11 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 210

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Western Bay of Plenty DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 1,155,285 1,386,293 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 74,440 77,930 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 73,817 80,915 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 30,392 38,342 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 58,658 53,650 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 43,692
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 41,826
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)4.5%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 1,951
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)22.4
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 26,300

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Western Bay of Plenty District on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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