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Drainage advisory subcommittees

Drainage subcommittee members are the link between drainage ratepayers and the regional council. They oversee the work programmes for the council’s drainage service in their relevant areas and make sure local needs and interests are taken into consideration.

There are four drainage advisory subcommittees – Aka Aka Otaua, Franklin Waikato, Waikato Central and Thames Valley. Each comprises landowner representatives and Waikato regional councillors who ensure there is detailed community input into the land drainage programmes for each area.

Recommendations from the drainage advisory subcommittees are reported back through the council’s Integrated Catchment Management Committee.

Community appointees

Community appointees serve in an advisory capacity on the drainage advisory subcommittees. Appointments are usually made every three years to coincide with the council triennial elections. However, this time the term of the appointees will be for a two year period due to a recent committee effectiveness review, which extended the period of the current membership.

Applications will open on Monday 16 April 2018 for landowner appointee positions on all drainage advisory subcommittees. Find out more below.

>> Click here to read agendas, minutes and documents from drainage advisory subcommittee meetings.

Call for applications: Drainage advisory subcommittee appointees

Waikato Regional Council spends $62 million each year protecting Waikato communities from flooding and soil erosion, and working with landowners on riparian planting, enhancing our biodiversity and combating plant and animal pests. We have 2067 kilometres of drains that we maintain within the region.

To help us tailor our work programmes, we have four drainage advisory subcommittees. Each subcommittee has members who are community appointees serving in an advisory capacity.

We are calling for applications for landowner appointees to sit on our drainage advisory subcommittees.

Who we're looking for

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who:

  • have good relevant networks and the ability to use them to inform drainage advisory subcommittee discussion and relate the outcomes to communities
  • have relevant experience such as being on the board or being a member of a community group involved in environmental work
  • want to contribute in a positive way to the work we do in our communities.

Complete your nomination form

Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 11 May 2018. For more information, please call us on 0800 800 401.

Complete your application online here: link)

(external link)Or you can download this form [PDF, 397 KB] and post it to us.

More information

Download this booklet [PDF, 2.4 MB] or request a copy by calling 0800 800 401.

>> Click here to view a map(external link) and find your area. Contact details are below.



Cr Stu Husband

Cr Stu Kneebone


027 233 0030

021 943 055


Russell Powell


021 369 819


Russell Powell


021 369 819


Karen Botting


021 519 015


Russell Powell


021 369 819




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