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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 »

Media Release- Council Withdraws from Holcim Negotiations

11th June, 2018
The Buller District Council (BDC) has resolved to withdraw from negotiations to secure an option to purchase all of Holcim’s assets in the Buller district. The proposal formed one of the key aspects of Council’s Long-Term Plan. Buller District Council and Holcim have been negotiating for more than one year and Mayor Garry Howard said, […] Read more »

Media Release- Buller District Council appoints Keith Marshall as a temporary Chief Executive

5th June, 2018
The Mayor and Council are pleased to announce that they have secured the services of Keith Marshall to be their temporary Chief Executive. The Council, led by Deputy Mayor Graeme Neylon in his role as the Chair of the Chief Executive panel, held a series of interviews before selecting Keith for the role. “The Council […] Read more »

Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply Emergency Low Pressure Notice

31st May, 2018
Consumers on the Westport/Carters Beach water supply are advised that the supply will be on low pressure THIS AFTERNOON Thursday 31 May from 2.00pm until 5.00pm for emergency leak repairs on the 14 inch main. Normal pressure will be resumed as soon as possible. Some consumers may experience very low pressure and minimal water flow […] Read more »

Media Release-Buller Projects Considered for Funding Support

30th May, 2018
A wide range of Buller-based projects with the potential to create jobs and assist with diversifying the district’s economy are currently being considered for funding support, through a project led by Development West Coast (DWC) and supported by the West Coast councils. DWC has seconded the West Coast Economic Development Manager to create an economic […] Read more »

“Open Mike” Session – Group Manager Assets & Infrastructure

3rd May, 2018
When: Monday 7th May, 10am to 2pm Where: Westport Clocktower Chambers  Please accept this open invitation to discuss all things Assets & Infrastructure. I will be working away as normal, but happy to stop for a chat if you feel like dropping by. Come and share your views, provide suggestions or ask questions that you […] Read more »
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