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Long Term Plan

The new Long Term Plan for 2015-2025 is being developed and sets out key challenges for the Bay and how we'll tackle them. Find out more about the consultation and decision-making process. The new Long Term Plan will be adopted by 30 June 2015 and replace the existing Ten Year Plan 2012-2022 from 1 July 2015.

Ten Year Plan

The Ten Year Plan outlines how we propose to contribute to well-being of the Bay of Plenty over a 10 year period. It sets out our work in detail for three years and in outline for the subsequent seven years.

Annual Plan

Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Annual Plan is a document which the Council adopts each year. This Plan sets out Council's activities for the financial year, including the budget and sources of funding for the year.

Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan

The Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan provides a framework for civil defence and emergency management decisions to be made across the Bay of Plenty.

Coast Care Ten Year Plan

The Coast Care Ten Year Plan sets out goals, and actions needed to achieve them from 2009 to 2019.

On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan

The On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan addresses issues relating to the effects of effluent discharge from on-site effluent treatment systems (such as septic tanks and advanced aerobic systems) into the environment.

Regional Plans - their status

Find out about the status of the regional plans.

Regional Plans - Guides to...

Guides to Regional Plans will help you interpret our regional plans and work out what activities are covered by the requirements of the plans.

Regional Air Plan

The Regional Air Plan provides for the control of discharges of contaminants into air for the whole of the Bay of Plenty region, including the coastal marine area.

Regional Coastal Environment Plan

The Regional Coastal Environment Plan enables Bay of Plenty Regional Council to promote sustainable management of the natural and physical resources of the Bay of Plenty coastal environment.

Proposed Regional Coastal Environment Plan

A proposed new Regional Coastal Environment Plan (Proposed Plan) was publicly notified on 24 June 2014 and 143 submissions were received. The summary of submissions is available however further submissions closed on 1 December 2014.

The Proposed Plan outlines issues, objectives and policies for the coastal environment, including rules governing activities in the coastal marine area. It also identifies regionally significant surf breaks and historic heritage sites in the coastal marine area, revises Māori cultural values and introduces new policies about tsunami.

To find out more about the Proposed Plan visit the Proposed Regional Coastal Environment Plan webpage.

Regional Land Transport Plan

The draft Regional Land Transport Plan is currently open for submissions.

The draft Plan has been prepared by the Bay of Plenty Regional Transport Committee and sets the direction that our transport system will take over the next 30 years. It sets out the priorities and activities the region will work towards.

Regional Passenger Transport Plan

The Regional Passenger Transport Plan (RPTP), which forms part of the Regional Land Transport Strategy Sets out policies and proposals to address public passenger transport needs in the Bay of Plenty, and specifies the public passenger transport services that Bay of Plenty Regional Council proposes be provided in the region.

Regional Pest Management Plan

The Regional Pest Management Plan provides for the efficient and effective assessment, management and/or eradication of pest plants and pest animals in the Bay of Plenty region.

Regional River Gravel Management Plan

The Regional River Gravel Management Plan manages the effects of river gravel excavation excluding extraction in the coastal marine area.

Regional Water and Land Plan

The Regional Water and Land Plan has policies and methods (which include rules) to address issues of use, development and protection of land resources, geothermal resources and freshwater resources, including the beds and margins of water bodies.

Rivers and Drainage Asset Management Plan

Asset management planning allows Bay of Plenty Regional Council to manage our physical assets, their performance and maintenance expenditures, and the associated risk over their lifecycles.

Rotorua Geothermal Regional Plan

The Rotorua Geothermal Regional Plan promotes the integrated and sustainable management of the Rotorua geothermal resource.

Tarawera River Catchment Plan

The Tarawera River Catchment Plan covers the catchment of the Tarawera River including all its sub-catchments, and Upper Tarawera Lakes and their catchments, but excludes Lake Rerewhakaaitu and its catchment.

Other Rotorua Lakes Action Plans

Read other Rotorua Lakes Action Plans on the Rotorua Lakes website.

Oil Spill Response Plan Tier II

Find out how we manage oil spills in our region.