Have your say on what’s going on in the Bay of Plenty and participate in the decision-making processes that shape our beautiful region.

We can all play a part in our region's success and we're keen to learn about what's important to you.

Open for consultation

Have your say on the following issues which are currently open for consultation.

Annual Plan 2019/20 

Our Annual Plan 2019/20 consultation document presents the proposed budget for the second year of our Long Term Plan 2018-2028, updated to include any changes from what was set out in our plan. Submissions close 4pm, Monday 6 May 2019.

Revenue and Financing Policy 

The Revenue and Financing Policy describes how Council will use revenue and financing sources to fund its activities. This year, we are proposing two changes outside of this normal review cycle. Submissions on these proposed amendments are being sought using the same process and timeline for the Annual Plan 2019/20. Submissions close 4pm, Monday 6 May 2019.

Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy 

The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and Building Act 2004 form the foundation of the majority of our work. The Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy sets out our charges under these Acts. Submissions close 4pm, Monday 6 May 2019.

Inter-regional Marine Pest Pathway Plan

With support from the Ministry for Primary Industries, the four regional councils are exploring whether consistent hull-fouling rules would be a better way forward. There are three key proposals. Submissions close 4pm, Friday 24 May 2019.

General feedback form

We believe in improving the region. Give us feedback, a compliment or complaint if there's one.