Advisory Group Membership

Membership of the Rivers Scheme Advisory Groups is representative of the different interests and locations within the scheme areas. The groups are designed to share knowledge and views on scheme management matters on behalf of local scheme ratepayers. The groups’ advice on community values, objectives and possible solutions will help us make the best decisions for our river scheme projects, capital works, maintenance programmes and flood repairs.

More information on membership and the role of the advisory group can be found in the Terms of Reference. 

Member Name Area Representing
Heyden Johnston Urban
Leeann Waaka Urban
Peter Askey Rangitāiki Plains
Alan Law Rangitāiki Plains
Linda Virbickas Rangitāiki Plains
Shona Pedersen Galatea/Waiohau
Vacant Hill Country
Jane Waldon Rangitāiki River Forum Secretariat
Alison Silcock Whakatāne District Council elected representative
Michael Van Tilburg Whakatāne District Council staff technical representative 

Meetings

Advisory group meetings are held twice a year, usually in March and September, and are chaired by elected Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors. The Rangitāiki-Tarawera Rivers Scheme meetings are chaired by Councillor Bill Clark. 

Note:

  • Meeting date or venue may change.
  • At Covid-19 orange alert level meeting attendees must wear a mask and maintain 1 metre social distancing.
Date/ Time Location Agenda Meeting notes

Wednesday 14 September 2022
10am - 1pm

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mātaatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne Agenda Meeting notes

New date:
Friday May 6th 2022
10am -2pm

New location:
BOPRC Whakatāne office, Mātaatua Room – 5 Quay St, Whakatāne
Agenda Meeting notes

Thursday 14 October 2021
10am – 1pm

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mātaatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne
Note: meeting attendees must wear a mask and maintain 2m social distancing
Agenda Meeting notes

Tuesday 30 March 2021
10.00am – 2.00pm

Edgecumbe War Memorial Hall, Corner of Kauri and Main Streets, Edgecumbe Agenda Meeting notes

Wednesday 9 September 2020 
10am – 2pm

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mataatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne Agenda Meeting notes

Wednesday 11 March 2020 
10am – 1pm

War Memorial Hall, Cnr Kauri and Main Streets, Edgecumbe Agenda Meeting notes

Wednesday 11 September 2019
10am – 1pm

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mataatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatane Agenda Meeting notes

Wednesday 20 March 2019
10am – 1pm

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mataatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatane Agenda Meeting notes
12 September 2018   Agenda Meeting notes
13 February 2018   Agenda Meeting notes
8 November 2017   Agenda Meeting notes