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Navigation Safety Bylaw

Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Maritime Team is responsible for a large area from Waihi Beach in the north to Lottin Point near the East Cape and 12 nautical miles out to sea. It also oversees the Rotorua lakes, the region's rivers and Tauranga, Maketu, Thornton, Pukehina, Whakatane, Ohiwa and Opotiki harbours and estuaries.

The Navigation Safety Bylaw helps Bay of Plenty Regional Council manage the use of the region's lakes, harbours, waterways and off shore areas. There is a legal requirement to review the bylaw at regular intervals.

Navigation Safety Bylaw Review 2015 - 2016

In December 2015 we launched a review of this Bylaw and we are currently gathering feedback. To find out more about this review and how you can participate click here.

Adopted Changes to Bay of Plenty Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010

If you would like to learn about what happened as a result of the last Bylaw review click here.