Whangārei District Council

Bream Bay General Ward
The Whangārei District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 13 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Two councillors will be elected from the Bream Bay ward. 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 Whangārei District Council 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.

  • Work with communities to encourage Youth employment/recreation/schooling

    Push forward our local businesses. How can we help? Do we know what they need?

    Can we help push the railway into Marsden Point? Back the supports. Listen to the detractors.

  • Create policies that walk the talk. Test out a proactive approach to youth employment with government agencies. Businesses can bank bonus points.

    Make our businesses really important as we need employers before we have employees. Trust businesses to lead developments.

    Remove the word cant from council's books,. Explore ways to make a genuine partnership between council and business.

  • I believe that improving infrastructure like the port, dry dock, and roading and rail links will help deliver prosperity to our region.

    Developing this infrastructure will naturally bring more and better jobs to the area.

    We need to develop the civic and arts centre on the Forum North site and create a parking strategy that brings free parking to town.

  • Work with communities to encourage Youth employment/recreation/schooling

    Push forward our local businesses. How can we help? Do we know what they need?

    Can we help push the railway into Marsden Point? Back the supports. Listen to the detractors.

  • Create policies that walk the talk. Test out a proactive approach to youth employment with government agencies. Businesses can bank bonus points.

    Make our businesses really important as we need employers before we have employees. Trust businesses to lead developments.

    Remove the word cant from council's books,. Explore ways to make a genuine partnership between council and business.

  • I believe that improving infrastructure like the port, dry dock, and roading and rail links will help deliver prosperity to our region.

    Developing this infrastructure will naturally bring more and better jobs to the area.

    We need to develop the civic and arts centre on the Forum North site and create a parking strategy that brings free parking to town.