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Media Release- Proposal for a Paparoa Ward has implications for those close to Westport

16th August, 2018
The proposal to establish a Paparoa Ward has raised questions this week from some members of the community who live south of the Buller River.  Under the proposal residents in areas such as Alma Road, Omau and Cape Foulwind would be included in the proposed Paparoa Ward, and this would reduce the number of representatives […] Read more »

Representation Review

10th August, 2018
How should the Buller District be represented? Fair and effective representation for the people in our District is very important, which is why the law requires Council to consider how all residents are represented at least once every six years. Council recently opened consultation on the Buller District Council Representation Review. This review looks at […] Read more »

Inangahua Junction Water Supply – Boil Water Notice Lifted

7th August, 2018
Council wishes to advise that water testing undertaken on the Inangahua Junction Water Supply has determined that the water is treated and is now compliant. Therefore the BOILED WATER NOTICE IS LIFTED for the Inangahua Junction Water Supply and normal water use may resume. Council appreciates the patience and co-operation of users during this time. Read more »

Boil Water Notice- Inangahua Junction Water Supply

1st August, 2018
Due to an E. Coli transgression found in a routine water sample at the reservoir, Council wishes to advise that Consumers will be required to boil all drinking water and water used for food preparation until further notice. Testing of the water supply is being carried out and Council will advise once samples have been […] Read more »

Media Release- Consultation for Proposed Paparoa Ward Opens

31st July, 2018
Buller District Council opens consultation today on the proposal for a new “Paparoa Ward”. The proposed ward would encompass the area south of the Buller River but exclude the township and nearby surrounds of Carters Beach. Carters Beach area would remain within the Westport Ward.   The new ward would have one councillor, and the Westport […] Read more »

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 »
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