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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 2018

$ (in thousands)Western Bay of Plenty DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 1,287,915 1,435,460 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 80,416 80,473 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 76,634 86,697 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 50,237 42,682 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 64,715 55,974 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 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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