OhinemuriRiver2 bg

Hot Topics

Service Request Online

Do you have a Council related problem that requires attention?

Kaiaua Coast Disaster Relief Fund

Fund to assist residents most affected in Jan 2018

Applications for Kaiaua Coast Disaster Relief Fund

Applications available for Kaiaua Coast residents most affected by the coastal flooding in Jan 2018

Kerbside Collections

Week 2 begins Monday 19 February 2018

Visit our public pools

Hauraki Pools are now open. Come on down for a swim!
16/06/2017 2:00pm

Sounds like a plan

AP1718cvrIt might be mid-winter but our year is just beginning. Council’s rating year runs from 1 July to 30 June. Every three years we create a Long Term Plan (LTP) and every year we update our programme to match our progress and any unforeseen changes. 

View the Annual Plan

For the 2017/18 year the services you receive from us will stay the same. Our focus will be on working towards completing some major capital projects, like the ones shown below. 


  • sealed road resurfacing and improvements ($1,909,000)
Water works
  • increasing treated water storage on the Hauraki Plains ($2,800,000).
  • connecting the Kaimanawa water supply with Paeroa ($1,995,000).
  • upgrading the Waitakaruru water treatment plant ($1,000,000).
Land drainage
  • increasing the height of our stopbanks on the Hauraki Plains ($502,000).
  • renewing wastewater pipes in Paeroa ($1,257,000).
Community growth
  • completing the Wharf Street section of the Wharf/Mackay streetscape in Paeroa ($567,000).
  • further development of Karangahake Reserve ($517,000)
Cost of operating for 2017/18
  • Governance and leadership $3,096,000
  • Roads and footpaths $8,152,000
  • Water supply $5,924,000
  • Wastewater $3,188,000
  • Land drainage $1,026,000
  • Stormwater $785,000
  • Solid waste $548,000
  • Community services $5,886,000
  • Community development $2,100,000
  • Regulatory services $3,666,000
We’re keeping the rates down



We’ve been able to reduce the general rate rise we had signalled in our LTP, from a 4.20% increase to a 3.69% increase.

We’ve kept our water rate increase in line with what we signalled in our Long Term Plan, which means a 2.0% increase in water rates.