Council Policies support Council's strategic direction as outlined in the current Long Term and Annual Plan.

Standing Orders - 18 October 2016 (PDF 1011 KB)
Citizens Awards Policy (PDF 99 KB)
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a clear statement on Council’s commitment in recognising the significant contributions that individuals make to the achievement of improved community well-being and positive community outcomes of the district.
Governance Statement (PDF 440 KB)
This document describes Council's role, responsibilities and obligations under The Local Government Act 2002.


Code of Conduct (PDF 342 KB)


This code sets out the modes and standards of behaviour that Councillors agree to comply with as an elected member of the Waitomo District Council.


Policy on Elected Members Remuneration


This policy sets out the framework for the Mayor and Elected Members remuneration and expenditure reimbursement. 

Policy on Gambling Venues (PDF 159 KB)


This policy details Council's approach to controlling the number, nature and location of gambling venues within the District as required by the Gambling Act 2003. 

Dog Control Policy (PDF 470 KB)


This policy details Council's approach to controlling dogs so that people can enjoy the benefits of dog wonerhsip without adversly affecting other members of the community. 
Report on Dog Control Policy and Practices
Community Development Fund Policy - 2018 (PDF 160 KB)


This policy establishes policies, principles and criteria for the provision of funding grants to assist organisations that provide projects and activities which benefit the residents of communities within the Waitomo District.  

Policy on Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings (PDF 54 KB)


This policy sets out Council's response to the policy requirements in terms of the Building Act 2004 in relation to dangerous and insanitary buildings. 

Policy on Local Easter Sunday Trading (PDF 131 KB)
This Policy is made under Part 2 (subpart 1) of the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (“theAct”) which provides Council with the ability to establish a local policy to permit shops toopen on Easter Sunday.
Revenue and Financing Policy (PDF 1.12 MB)


The purpose of this policy is to clearly and transparently demonstrate how and why each Activity of Council is funded.


Policy on Remission of Rates (including Remissions and Postponements of Rates on Maori Freehold Land) 2018 (PDF 279 KB)



This policy details Council's approach to determining the remission or postponement of rates including those rates on freehold Maori land. 

Use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (Drones) Policy (PDF 100 KB)
This policy provides guidance on the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (“RPAS”) on or over Waitomo District Council (Council) property and facilities and to manage safety risks.
Policy on Significance and Engagement (PDF 167 KB)


This policy details Council's approach to determining the significance of a proposal or decisions and sets out the criteria and general procedure Council will use.


Treasury Policy (PDF 165 KB)


This policy incorporates Council’s Investment and Liability Management Policies and details Council’s principles of prudent financial management and risk mitigation strategies as they relate to liability management.


Policy on Appointment of Directors to Council Controlled Organisations (PDF 91 KB)


This policy details Council's approach to the appointment of directors of subsidiary companies, Local Authority Trading Enterprises (LATE) or companies in which WDC has appointment rights.


Local Alcohol Policy (PDF 365 KB)


The Waitomo District Council Provisional Local Alcohol Policy was adopted on 21 December 2015 when the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) made its final decision in the appeals process. The Policy comes into force 1 June 2016.


Procurement Policy (PDF 2.37 MB)

The Procurement Policy has been prepared to ensure WDC procurement is made in a robust, transparent way and reflects generally recognised, good practice standards for the Local Government sector.

Procurement Water Reform Plan (PDF 75 KB)

Procurement Recovery Plan (COVID-19) (PDF 94 KB)

Policy on Elected Members Allowances and Recovery of Expenses  (PDF 278 KB)