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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils


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 2018

$ (in thousands)West Coast RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 69,905 545,448 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 10,882 52,522 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 12,066 55,532 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 1,207 11,570 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 4,180 20,915 5,815,327

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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