Mayor of Western Bay of Plenty

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the district and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Western Bay of Plenty District Council mayoral election.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • Support and progress the Rangiuru Business Park to provide for economic growth and opportunities.

    Work with groups such as Priority One and Tourism Bay of Plenty to support local industries and economic opportunities.

  • Utilise existing structures for internet businesses.

    Subsidise employers to take on youth for work experience.

    Maintain important infrastructure to all services.

  • Promote more light industry in the district to bring jobs home and reduce need for commuting to Tauranga.

    Push for road tunnel through Kaimai Ranges to allow more efficient access to port and region and minimise impact on Karangahake Gorge/State Highway 29.

    Ensure current business promotion rates are truly used for business promotion and not diverted to other uses.

  • Work with local business to link revenue and enhanced capabilities to deliver so that communities and business can share mutual benefits.

    Provide clear and timely strategy and planning around jobs and the economy so business can prepare and enhance evolving opportunities.

    Provide and invest in locally led industries that work to keep investment and capital streams within the Western Bay of Plenty community.

  • Begin the investigation into building an events stadium catering for 15,000 for rectangular sports and up to 40,000 for concerts.

    Encourage funding for the stadium from agencies (TECT Regional Council $40m from quayside this year) so it does not cost ratepayers.

    Ensure we use local to build the stadium to employ as many local people and businesses as possible.

  • Ensure that consenting processes are appropriate but are not discouraging businesses from undertaking new ventures/expansion.

    Advocate strongly for the ongoing development of Rangiuru Business Park. This will create massive employment opportunities.

    Actively encourage government job training initiatives that equip people for work.

  • Support and progress the Rangiuru Business Park to provide for economic growth and opportunities.

    Work with groups such as Priority One and Tourism Bay of Plenty to support local industries and economic opportunities.

  • Utilise existing structures for internet businesses.

    Subsidise employers to take on youth for work experience.

    Maintain important infrastructure to all services.

  • Promote more light industry in the district to bring jobs home and reduce need for commuting to Tauranga.

    Push for road tunnel through Kaimai Ranges to allow more efficient access to port and region and minimise impact on Karangahake Gorge/State Highway 29.

    Ensure current business promotion rates are truly used for business promotion and not diverted to other uses.

  • Work with local business to link revenue and enhanced capabilities to deliver so that communities and business can share mutual benefits.

    Provide clear and timely strategy and planning around jobs and the economy so business can prepare and enhance evolving opportunities.

    Provide and invest in locally led industries that work to keep investment and capital streams within the Western Bay of Plenty community.

  • Begin the investigation into building an events stadium catering for 15,000 for rectangular sports and up to 40,000 for concerts.

    Encourage funding for the stadium from agencies (TECT Regional Council $40m from quayside this year) so it does not cost ratepayers.

    Ensure we use local to build the stadium to employ as many local people and businesses as possible.

  • Ensure that consenting processes are appropriate but are not discouraging businesses from undertaking new ventures/expansion.

    Advocate strongly for the ongoing development of Rangiuru Business Park. This will create massive employment opportunities.

    Actively encourage government job training initiatives that equip people for work.