West Coast Regional Council
Business // Council // West Coast
Profile views: 703
The West Coast region is located on the western side of the South Island stretching from Kahurangi Point in the north to Awarua Point in the south; a distance of some 550kms. The West Coast has a land area of 23,000 square kilometres or 8.5% of all land in New Zealand making it the 5th largest region in the country.
The size of the region and geography including the diffused nature of its population invariably pose challenges in terms of transport and other service deliveries. The region is comprised of three territorial authorities. Grey District; with the smallest land area but the largest population, Westland District with the largest land area and least population and Buller District falling in between.