Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Rotorua District Council and Te Arawa Lakes Trust are working intensively with the community to protect, and in some cases improve the water quality of the Rotorua Lakes. This joint project is called the Rotorua Lakes Protection and Restoration Action Programme.
Rena response and recovery
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is managing the monitoring and future clean-up of any more oil spills from the CV Rena, which wrecked off the Tauranga coast in October 2011.
Community and environmental recovery is managed by the Ministry for the Environment.
Regional Infrastructure Fund
The Regional Infrastructure Fund has been established to promote sustainable regional economic development, and promote environmental protection and enhancement that supports sustainable regional economic development in the Bay of Plenty.
Tauranga Harbour is a regional treasure. What happens on urban and rural land around the Harbour, from the headwaters of the catchment to the harbour edges, can affect the harbour. A programme has been set up to integrate and coordinate management of the harbour and its catchment.
Rotorua Air Quality
At present, Rotorua is the only declared Local Air Management Area in the Bay of Plenty. Over winter months, the concentration of particulates within the Rotorua LAMA regularly exceeds the limit set by the standard.
Regional Pest Management Plan
The Regional Pest Management Plan for 2011 -2016 is a critical tool in the war against pest animals and plants. Landowners and occupiers, agencies and our community all have a part to play in this fight.