What is being proposed?

The 16 Regional Councils and Unitary Authorities in Aotearoa New Zealand work together on areas of shared interest. We now wish to create a shared services company in response to:

  • Increased demands from Central Government to deliver a broad range of reform packages.
  • Capacity and capability challenges and competition between councils to attract and retain talent.
  • Expectations from our communities for councils to do more with less.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council intends to become a shareholder and contribute to the operating costs of the council-controlled organisation. This change:

  • Will enable improved outcomes from investment into national programmes of work.
  • Will improve access to specialists and resources, reducing costs and sharing risk.
  • Will be at a similar cost to existing contributions.

The shareholders will include a number of regional councils and unitary authorities. Bay of Plenty Regional Council will maintain its ownership of the council-controlled organisation as long as it continues to operate and the Regional Council continues to utilise the services provided by the council-controlled organisation. The Shared Services Statement of Proposal is provided under the Document Library.

Feedback received before 4 May 2022 will be summarised for Regional Council. Those wishing to speak to their submission will have an opportunity to speak to Council at hearings before any decisions are made.

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project, contact us below or ask a question in the Q&A section below.

Name Finance Advisor
Phone 0800 884 880
Email RSSO@boprc.govt.nz
In writing

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
PO Box 364
Whakatane 3158

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