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Freshwater community and technical advisory groups

Regional Water Advisory Panel

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has established the Regional Water Advisory Panel to advise on regional issues which the Bay faces in implementing the Government’s National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

The Panel, made up of key stakeholders representing Māori, environmental, economic development, energy, forestry, agricultural and tourism interests, contribute their expertise to the way our region’s freshwater is managed.

Find out more about the Regional Water Advisory Panel

Community Groups

We’ve set up community groups in water management areas in Rangitāiki, Kaituna/Maketū and Pongakawa/Waitahanui catchments to help us make some important decisions about water in these areas.

Find out more about the Community Groups and how you can become involved

Find out more about the Kaituna/Maketu and Pongakawa/Waitahanui Catchment

Find out more about the Rangitaiki Catchment

The groups will help:

  • Identify local community values for freshwater
  • Set local limits for water quality and quantity
  • Develop solutions for managing water in their catchment.

Similar work will roll out in other Bay of Plenty catchments from 2018. 

View the November 2015 media release about this: Water advisory groups appointed