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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 due to a committee effectiveness review, the current term of appointees is two-year period with current appointments due to expire 30 June 2020.

More information

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

Click here to view a map and find your area. Contact details are below.

Committee Contacts




Russell Powell


021 369 819


Russell Powell


021 369 819


Karen Botting


021 519 015


Russell Powell


021 369 819