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.
- Key points regarding boating safety from the Bay of Plenty Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010 (331 KB, pdf)
- Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010 (2.47 MB, pdf)
After receiving Annual Plan submissions and Council deliberations, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has found it necessary to increase Harbour Dues to cover Harbour Masters’ costs. Harbour Dues will be increased to $11.32 per 1000 gross tonnage. This increase will be effective from 1 August 2013.