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. They also oversee 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.