Bay of Plenty Regional Council adopted its Annual Plan 2016/17 (year two of the Long Term Plan 2015-2025) on 30 June 2016.
Annual plans support long term plans and provide the bases for setting and assessing rates for the year to which they relate.
In the past, the Local Government Act required councils to run a special consultation procedure (with submissions and hearings) as part of the annual plan development process. Amendments to the Local Government Act now mean, that in certain circumstances, some councils will not be required follow this procedure every annual plan year.
Council decided it would not run the submissions and hearings process for the Annual Plan 2016/17. Rather we decided to provide the public with:
- an information document Thriving together – the journey continues Kia Momoho Ngātahi – te anga whakamua(adopted 10 March 2016); and
- the Annual Plan 2016/17 Te Mahere ā-Tau (adopted 30 June 2016); and
- the Annual Plan 2016/17 Summary He Whakarāpopotonga Te Mahere ā-Tau
Even though Council did not run a formal submissions and hearings process in 2016 it still considered public feedback on changes and minor differences, and additional funding requests at a council workshop on 26 May 2016.
Read the Annual Plan 2016/17 Te Mahere ā-Tau and the Annual Plan 2016/17 Summary He Whakarāpopotonga Te Mahere ā-Tau.
If you would like a hard copy of the Annual Plan 2016/17 Te Mahere ā-Tau and/or Annual Plan 2016/17 Summary He Whakarāpopotonga Te Mahere ā-Tau please contact Mary Norris on 0800 884 881 extn: 8523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amended Policies and Proposals 2016/17
On 30 June 2016 Council adopted the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Resource Management Act and Building Charges Policy 2016/17.
What are Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges?
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for controlling the use of a wide range of resources, which requires us to process resource consents, monitor and manage consented and other authorised activities, and investigate the state of the region’s resources.
The framework for setting charges to do this work sits under section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). Each year the Regional Council develops a charging policy that sets out what costs we intend to recover for the services and functions that we undertake when carrying out our regulatory functions under the RMA.
For more information on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy 2016/17, please visit the Section 36 Charges Policy page.