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Media Release-Buller District Council to commence recruiting its new Chief Executive

27th July, 2018
Within the next week, advertising will begin for a new permanent Chief Executive to the Buller District Council.  Currently Keith Marshall is filling the role on an interim basis and will not be applying for the permanent appointment. “Given the public interest in this issue we intend to manage the recruitment process ourselves this time […] Read more »

Media Release-Buller and Greymouth Council’s conduct Single Port Feasibility Study for the Provincial Growth Fund.

20th July, 2018
Both the Greymouth and Buller District Council’s see our Ports as key assets for our districts. Given the synergies and the strengths that come from working together, our two councils will provide a single feasibility study to the Provincial Growth Fund. This is the first step in identifying key and sustainable areas for further investment […] Read more »

Media Release- Rates Policy Review

20th July, 2018
Yesterday, Buller District Council continued its consideration on reviewing how rates are set for the District. Further workshops are planned over coming months with an intent to get to a simpler and fair rating system. Chief Executive Officer, Mr Keith Marshall said “the current Buller District Council rating system is one of the most complex […] Read more »

Media Release-Representation Review Will Seek Community View on Paparoa Ward

20th July, 2018
Buller District Council will ask the community for feedback on the proposal for a new “Paparoa Ward” which would encompass the area south of the Buller River. The proposed ward would exclude the township and nearby environs of Carters Beach, those areas would remain with the Westport Ward.   The new ward would have one representative […] Read more »

Media Release: Westport Water Supply Tender for Overland Pipe Project

19th July, 2018
Buller District Council has moved to release the Request for Tender for the Westport Water Supply Overland Pipe Project. An open tender process will commence next week with a closing date at the end of August. This will provide a six week tender period, considered appropriate for a contract of this size and significance. Council […] Read more »

Representation Review

17th July, 2018
In New Zealand, local authority members are elected every three years. Local authorities are required by law to review their representation arrangements at least once every six years under a “Representation Review” process. The last representation review carried out by Buller District Council was in 2011/2012. Another review is required to begin before 31 August […] Read more »

Media Release-Buller District Council appoints Group Manager Community and Environment

13th July, 2018
Buller District Council Chief Executive, Keith Marshall is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Townrow to the role of Group Manager Community and Environment. Rachel grew up in Westport and has always considered Buller to be home. “Buller is a fantastic area to live, and being employed to work for the District that […] Read more »


11th July, 2018
Wednesday 11 July 2018: Finance and Audit Committee meeting commencing at 5:00pm, Brougham House, Westport. Wednesday 18 July 2018: Rates Policy Review – Workshop 2 commencing at 1.30pm, Star Clubrooms, 10 Lyndhurst Street, Westport. Wednesday 18 July 2018: Council’s Monthly Meeting commencing at 5.00pm, Star Clubrooms, 10 Lyndhurst Street, Westport. Time has been set aside […] Read more »

2018-2028 Long Term Plan

28th June, 2018
Council’s 2018-2028 draft Long Term Plan went out for consultation from Monday 23 April, closing Friday 25 May.  In total 124 submissions were received, including one petition containing 314 signatures. Councillors heard verbal submissions on Thursday 7 June and deliberations and decision making took place on Friday 8 June.  Major changes to the draft LTP […] Read more »

Media Release- Parts of Carnegie Library identified as earthquake prone

13th June, 2018
Buller District Council has received a draft seismic assessment report for the Carnegie Library building in Lyndhurst Street. This report has identified that parts of the Carnegie Library are earthquake prone, in particular the front wall of the building, which has been found to have a structural integrity of 10%. In order to keep the […] Read more »
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