BOP Regional Council is the region’s trump card and probably the BOP’s best kept secret. Because of its investment income it has the ability to make sure this place is nurtured and developed so it remains the best place in NZ to live and work.
The Regional Council owns 77% of the Port of Tauranga and this year could receive up to $24m from its investment income.
This income is used to offset rates and to fund other projects. This is great as it means rates are subsidised and reduced.
BUT…this also means that people may not notice the actual operating costs of the Council and what it’s spending its money on. The Regional Council must be a vigilant investment manager to get its best annual income return; it must be diligent in keeping operating costs prudent and it must be wise in terms of its expenditure.
Council sees itself as having a leadership role in promoting economic, social, and cultural well beings for the BOP. It also needs proactive, energetic innovative thinking.
We live in a city bursting with potential. I will work hard to protect and enhance our region’s future.
The BOP Regional Council should be making a real
and lasting difference to ensure Tauranga and the wider region is a place of beauty and prosperity.
Top 5 Issues
- • Making sure council operating costs are reasonable – that investments and income are well managed now and for the future.
- Protecting our magnificent environment – especially our harbour, coast and estuaries
- Helping economic development – education/employment and research
- Investing in transportation – helping to finish the Strategic Roading Network-public transport-cycle and walkways.
- Protecting our natural flora and fauna; air and water quality
Conflicts of Interest
Authorised by Paula Thompson of 69 The Drive, Tauranga
Results - Final
- John Cronin
- Philip Sherry
- Douglas Owens
- Paula Thompson
- Karen Summerhays
- Andrew von Dadelszen
- Mary Dillon
- Alan Willoughby
- Jeroen Van Der Beek