New Plymouth District Council
Waitara is part of the New Plymouth District Council; whom we pay our rates to. We are represented at local government level by x2 North Ward representatives, both of whom are currently residents in Waitara.
Taranaki Regional Council
The Taranaki Regional Council is our environmental watchdog, whom we also pay rates too. Unusually, when our rates bill comes from the District Council our Regional Council bill is in the same envelope.
Waitara Community Board
At a local level we are represented by the Waitara Community Board who report to the New Plymouth District council and assist in the decision making process, along with making known to the Council, local annual rates based projects that are in need of maintenance or development.
Through our local council, the Community of Waitara are seeking to develop a 30 year ‘Local Blueprint’ that leverages against the Councils own 30 year ‘District Blueprint’.