New Plymouth District Council
Welcome to the NPDC area of this site.
The New Plymouth District Council has assets of $2 billion and an annual operating budget of around $120 million. It employs around 500 staff. The day-to-day operation is overseen by the CEO, Barabara McKerrow, and four general managers namely Frank Versteeg (Strategy and Policy), Cathy Thurston (Customer Services), Anthony Wilson (Community Assets) and Steve Taylor (Support Services). There are 14 elected Councillors and the Mayor to oversee the policy and direction of the NPDC.
click this link: www.npdc.govt.nz for further details
The NPDC has an important direct impact on our daily lives including the level of services provided, our rates and the general well-being of our community. Grey Power therefore allocates a committee member to monitor the performance of the NPDC, attend Council meetings, review NPDC documents (such as the Long Term Community Plan and the annual budget) and make recommendations to the committee for submissions to Council on a wide variety of matters affecting Grey Power members. Your current representative is Keith Allum who can be contacted via the details on the home page.
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Candidates for the NPDC elections are listed below.
There are 10 places for the City Ward and two each for the North and SW wards.
Please note that you should only vote for the people you want. There is no requirement to vote for, say, 10 people in the City ward. If you only want one person only vote for one.
To make a difference requires a minimum of 8 votes around the Council table.
Five candidates for the City ward are standing as a common-interest group under the Change! banner. This will appear on your voting papers alongside their names
The NPDC report for December is summarised below. Items include data on the NPDC finances and the NPDC decision to decline an application for rate relief for 'licence-to occupy' retirement villages.
Len Houwers submission on the proposed amendments to the Local Government Act are summarised below
His full, detailed submission (18 pages) can be obtained from Keith Allum or directly from Len (firstname.lastname@example.org)